in sense 1 ˌkȯrəˈnilə,
in sense 2 -nē(y)ə
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Coronilla
or less commonly coronillo
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

Word History


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

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“Coronilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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