corolla

noun
co·rol·la | \ kə-ˈrä-lə , -ˈrō- \

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; ˈkȯr-ə-ˌlāt, ˈkär- \ adjective

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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 In North America, Toyota builds Corolla cars in Canada and Mississippi and announced plans in 2015 to shift Canadian Corolla production to a new $1 billion plant in Mexico. Reuters, Fortune, "Toyota and Rival Mazda Could Be About to Build a $1.6 Billion Assembly Plant in U.S.," 3 Aug. 2017 Toyota builds Corollas in Cambridge, Ontario, as well as in Blue Springs, Miss. Motoko Rich, New York Times, "Trump’s Twitter Warning to Toyota Unsettles Japanese Carmakers," 6 Jan. 2017 One user tracked every drop of gas ever put into his Corolla and then entered it into Gas Cubby. Keith Barry, WIRED, "Gas Cubby iTunes App Will Survive Low Fuel Prices," 10 Dec. 2008 The models are as follows, and they’ve been added to our list below: 2009–2011 Corolla and Matrix, 2011 Sienna, 2006–2011 Yaris, 2010–2011 4Runner, 2008–2011 Scion xB, 2007–2011 Lexus ES, 2010–2011 Lexus GX, 2006–2011 Lexus IS. Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 26 June 2017 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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corolla

noun
co·rol·la | \ kə-ˈrä-lə \

Kids Definition of corolla

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

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