co·​rol·​la | \ kə-ˈrä-lə How to pronounce corolla (audio) , -ˈrō- How to pronounce corolla (audio) \

Definition of corolla

: the part of a flower that consists of the separate or fused petals and constitutes the inner whorl of the perianth

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Other Words from corolla

corollate \ kə-​ˈrä-​lət How to pronounce corollate (audio) ; ˈkȯr-​ə-​ˌlāt , ˈkär-​ \ adjective

Examples of corolla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bird’s beak evolved to gather nectar from flowers with long tubular corollas, including a passionflower that is deeply reliant on the avian rapier for pollination. National Geographic, "Inside the Black Market Hummingbird Love Charm Trade," 18 Apr. 2018 Double Otto’. The 2-inch-wide double flowers feature deeply flared scarlet sepals with double, dark-purple corollas. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Beautifully bright hummingbird magnets put the ‘hardy’ in hardy fuchsias," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of corolla

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corolla

borrowed from New Latin corōlla, going back to Latin, "small wreath of flowers, garland," by syncope and assimilation from *korōn-ela, from corōna "wreath, garland worn on the head as a mark of honor or emblem of majesty" + -ela, diminutive suffix — more at crown entry 1

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The first known use of corolla was circa 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Corolla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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co·​rol·​la | \ kə-ˈrä-lə How to pronounce corolla (audio) \

Kids Definition of corolla

: the part of a flower that is formed by the petals

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