|—n , pl -nas, -nae|
|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|
|a. the trumpet-shaped part of the corolla of daffodils and similar plants; the crown|
|b. a crown of leafy outgrowths from inside the petals of some flowers|
|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|
|[C16: from Latin: crown, from Greek korōne anything curved; related to Greek korōnis wreath, korax crow, Latin curvus curved]|
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) Pronunciation Key
Plural coronas or coronae (kə-rō'nē)
city, Riverside county, southwestern California, U.S. Located about 45 miles (70 km) southeast of Los Angeles, Corona lies at the east end of the Santa Ana Canyon on the northeastern edge of the Santa Ana Mountains. Originally inhabited by Luiseno Indians, it became part of the Rancho La Sierra land grant. It was laid out as South Riverside when Queen Colony, a citrus growers' organization, was established (1886). In 1896 it was renamed Corona (Spanish: "Crown") for a 3-mile (5-km) circular drive that is now around the central city and was the site of international automobile races from 1913 to 1916. Largely known for its agricultural products, it was the site of the first lemon-processing plant (1915) in the United States and subsequently developed as a citrus-processing and shipping centre. Other crops include alfalfa, sugar beets, tomatoes, and walnuts. Light manufacturing, mining, and retail are economically important. A notable local attraction is the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts (opened 2002), which provides educational programming for children. Mathews Dam to the east impounds Lake Mathews. Cleveland National Forest, Chino Hills State Park, and Glen Ivy Hot Springs are nearby. Inc. 1896. Pop. (1990) 76,095; (2000) 124,966.
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