Recent Examples on the WebThe 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, 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, 14 June 2017
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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