coronilla

noun
cor·​o·​nilla | \ in sense 1 ˌkȯrəˈnilə, in sense 2 -nē(y)ə \

Definition of coronilla

1a capitalized : a genus of Old World often woody herbs (family Leguminosae) having purple, pink, or yellow flowers in long-stalked axillary heads or umbels — see axseed, scorpion senna
b plural -s : any plant of the genus Coronilla
2 or less commonly coronillo \ -​nē(ˌ)(y)ō \ plural -s [American Spanish coronilla, coronillo, from Spanish coronilla crown of the head, diminutive of corona crown, from Latin] : a valuable timber tree (Gleditsia amorphoides) of Argentina the bark of which yields a saponin

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History and Etymology for coronilla

New Latin, irregular from Latin corona crown; from the flower clusters

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“Coronilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronilla. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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