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[kuh-rol-uh] /kəˈrɒl ə/

noun, Botany.
the inner envelope of floral leaves of a flower, usually of delicate texture and of some color other than green; the petals considered collectively.
the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelope Compare calyx

1670s, “crown,” from Latin corolla, diminutive of corona “crown, garland” (see crown (n.)). Botanical use is from 1753.
(kə-rŏl’ə, kə-rō’lə)
The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.


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