coronilla

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

Definition of coronilla

  1. 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. 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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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of coronilla


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