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 less commonly coronillo \-nē(ˌ)(y)ō\ -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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Origin and Etymology of coronilla
New Latin, irregular from Latin corona crown; from the flower clusters
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