(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"
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.
Origin: From corolla, diminutive of corona.
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
Origin: [L. corolla a little crown or garland, dim. of corona. See Crown.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kō-rol′a, n. the inner circle or whorl of the floral envelopes.—adjs. Corollā′ceous; Corollate, -d.—n. Cor′ollet, a floret of an aggregate flower.—adjs. Corollif′erous; Corolli′florous, Corolliflō′ral; Coroll′iform; Coroll′ine. [L. corolla, dim. of corona, a crown.]
The numerical value of corolla in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of corolla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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