coronilla

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

Definition of coronilla

1 a 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 plural -s or less commonly coronillo \-nē(ˌ)(y)ō\
[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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Origin and Etymology of coronilla

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


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of coronilla


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