Definition of Corolla

1. Noun. (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth. "We cultivate the flower for its corolla"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Terms within: Flower Petal, Petal, Corona
Group relationships: Chlamys, Floral Envelope, Perianth, Perigone, Perigonium
Generic synonyms: Coil, Curl, Curlicue, Gyre, Ringlet, Roll, Scroll, Whorl



Definition of Corolla

1. n. The inner envelope of a flower; the part which surrounds the organs of fructification, consisting of one or more leaves, called petals. It is usually distinguished from the calyx by the fineness of its texture and the gayness of its colors. See the Note under Blossom.

Definition of Corolla

1. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Corolla

1. a protective covering of a flower [n -S]

Medical Definition of Corolla

1. The petals of a flower collectively. (09 Oct 1997)

Corolla Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corolla

cornutos
cornwallite
cornworm
cornworms
corny
cornybacteria
corocore
corocores
corocoro
corocoros
corocotta
corocottas
corodies
corody
corol
corolla (current term)
corollaceous
corollaries
corollary
corollary relief
corollas
corollate
corollet
corollets
corolliform
corolline
corollæ
corols
coromandel
coromandels

Literary usage of Corolla

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"corolla spurred, saccate or gibbous on the lower side at the base. ... Sterile stamen a scale adnate to the upper side of the corolla. 6. Scrophularia. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"А. corolla without a distinct raised ring on the disk, ъ. ... The corolla-lobes extended not more and usually less than ! in. diam. ..."

3. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1846)
"Calyx 5-parted ; corolla of the corolla, and, 5 scales alternate with short, ... Calyx deep 5-parted; corolla salver-form, with a bearded ring within ..."

4. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Tul* of the corolla from 1 to 2 inches long ; the limb oblique, but the roundish lobes of the two lips nearly equal, " pink with a deep crimson spot upon ..."

5. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"The mouth of the corolla a little open ; upper lip broad and arched, keeled in the middle, notched at the apex ; lower woolly-bearded in the throat, ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"41-44) the nectar is secreted in an annular swelling («) at the base of the ovary (ov), and is contained in the lowest part of the tubular corolla, ..."

7. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Stamens inserted on the base of the corolla : filaments broad and Hat. ... Stamens 4-5, opposite the lobes of the corolla, and inserted on its tube. ..."

8. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Stamens inserted in the throat of the corolla. Inflorescence spike-like, more or less interrupted; corolla greenish white, its Inflorescence head-like; ..."

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