Corona



[kuh-roh-nuh] /kəˈroʊ nə/

noun, plural coronas, coronae
[kuh-roh-nee] /kəˈroʊ ni/ (Show IPA)
1.
a white or colored circle or set of concentric circles of light seen around a luminous body, especially around the sun or moon.
2.
Meteorology. such a circle or set of circles having a small radius and ranging in color from blue inside to red outside, attributable to the diffraction caused by thin clouds, mist, or sometimes dust (distinguished from ).
3.
Also called aureola, aureole. Astronomy. a faintly luminous envelope outside of the sun’s chromosphere, the inner part consisting of highly ionized elements.
4.
a long, straight, untapered cigar, rounded at the closed end.
5.
Botany. a crownlike appendage, especially one on the inner side of a corolla, as in the narcissus.
6.
Anatomy. the upper portion or crown of a part, as of the head.
7.
Electricity. .
8.
Architecture. the projecting, slablike member of a classical cornice supported by the bed molding or by modillions, dentils, etc., and supporting the cymatium.
9.
the tonsure of a cleric.
10.
Ecclesiastical. a gold-colored stripe around the lower edge of a clerical headdress, as of a miter.
11.
a chandelier of wrought metal, having the form of one or more concentric hoops.
[kuh-roh-nuh] /kəˈroʊ nə/
noun
1.
a city in SE California.
/kəˈrəʊnə/
noun (pl) -nas, -nae (-niː)
1.
a circle of light around a luminous body, usually the moon
2.
Also called aureole. the outermost region of the sun’s atmosphere, visible as a faint halo during a solar eclipse
3.
(architect) the flat vertical face of a cornice just above the soffit
4.
something resembling a corona or halo
5.
a circular chandelier suspended from the roof of a church
6.
(botany)

7.
(anatomy) a crownlike structure, such as the top of the head
8.
(zoology) the head or upper surface of an animal, such as the body of an echinoid or the disc and arms of a crinoid
9.
a long cigar with blunt ends
10.
(physics) short for corona discharge
n.

1650s, from Latin corona “crown, garland” (see crown (n.)).

corona co·ro·na (kə-rō’nə)
n. pl. co·ro·nas or co·ro·nae (-nē)
The crownlike upper portion of a body part or structure, such as the top of the head.
corona
(kə-rō’nə)
Plural coronas or coronae (kə-rō’nē)

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