Corolla definition

kə-rōlə, -rŏlə
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The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit and usually of a color other than green; the inner whorl of the perianth.
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The petals, or inner floral leaves, of a flower.
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The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit.
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(botany) An outermost-but-one whorl of a flower, composed of petals, when it is not the same in appearance as the outermost whorl (the calyx); it usually comprises the petal, which may be fused.
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Origin of corolla

  • Latin corōlla small garland diminutive of corōna garland corona

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin corōlla (“small garland, chaplet or wreath”), diminutive of corōna (“garland, chaplet, wreath”).

    From Wiktionary