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.

1665–75; < Latin: little garland, equivalent to corōn(a) garland, corona + -la diminutive suffix; see -ule Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
corolla (kəˈrɒlə)
Compare calyx the petals of a flower collectively, forming an inner floral envelope
[C17 dim. of L corōna crown]

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Word Origin & History

1670s, from L. corolla, dim of corona "crown, garland" (see crown). Botanical use is from 1753.
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Science Dictionary
corolla   (kə-rŏl'ə, kə-rō'lə)  Pronunciation Key 
The petals of a flower considered as a group or unit. See more at flower.
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Example sentences
These flowers have no corolla, the group of petals that normally color flowers.
Describing a corolla that has a short tubular portion and widely spreading lobes so that the whole corolla is saucer-shaped.
The petals are fused into a two-lipped corolla with a slightly longer lower lip.
The corolla is strongly two-lipped with a lavender-blue to lavender-rose corolla tube and throat.
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