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corona

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noun co·ro·na \kə-ˈrō-nə\

Simple Definition of corona

  • : a bright circle seen around the sun or the moon

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of corona

  1. 1 :  the projecting part of a classic cornice

  2. 2 a :  a usually colored circle often seen around and close to a luminous body (as the sun or moon) caused by diffraction produced by suspended droplets or occasionally particles of dust b :  the tenuous outermost part of the atmosphere of a star (as the sun) c :  a circle of light made by the apparent convergence of the streamers of the aurora borealis d :  the upper portion of a bodily part (as a tooth or the skull) e :  an appendage or series of united appendages on the inner side of the corolla in some flowers (as the daffodil, jonquil, or milkweed) f :  a faint glow adjacent to the surface of an electrical conductor at high voltage

  3. 3 [from La Corona, a trademark] :  a long cigar having the sides straight to the end to be lit and being roundly blunt at the other end

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Origin and Etymology of corona

Latin, garland, crown, cornice — more at crown


First Known Use: 1548


Corona

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geographical name Co·ro·na \kə-ˈrō-nə\

Definition of Corona

  1. city S California E of Los Angeles pop 152,374




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corona

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noun co·ro·na \kə-ˈrō-nə\

Medical Definition of corona

  1. :  the upper portion of a bodily part (as a tooth or the skull)




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