• WordNet 3.6
    • n corolla (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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corolla (Bot) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corolla In botany, the envelop of a flower, within the calyx and immediately surrounding the stamens and pistil, usually of delicate texture and of some other color than green, and forming the most conspicuous part of the flower. It shows an extreme diversity of forms, which are distinguished as either polypetalous or gamopetalous. A polypetalous corolla (also called choripetalous, dialypetalous, or eleutheropetalous) has its several parts or petals distinct. A gamopetalous (or monopetalous or sympetalous) corolla has its parts more or less coalescent into a cup or tube. The corolla is often wanting, and when present is not rarely inconspicuous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corolla kō-rol′a the inner circle or whorl of the floral envelopes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corolla, a little crown or garland, dim. of corona,. See Crown
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corolla, dim. of corona, a crown.


In literature:

The velvety feeling of the corolla and the delicate perfume are likewise sensed by the pupils.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Her cheek rivalled the crimson of its corolla, as she flung the blossom upon the saddle-bow.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
These are the monopetalous corollas.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
The corolla segments are about one-half inch in length, while the tube itself is about three-eighths of an inch long.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
They are also called the corolla, which means a little crown, and are the showiest portion of the flower.
"Harper's Young People, June 29, 1880" by Various
She bent forward, placing her lips above first one corolla then another.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
Each corolla is a smooth, opaque white through which no light may pass.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The stamens are 5, almost concealed by the tubular corolla, and the ovary terminates in a fleshy disk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The flowers are white or pinkish, becoming brown and deflexed as the corolla fades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Herbs with opposite simple leaves; corolla of united petals, 2-lipped or almost regular; stamens 2 or 4, attached to the corolla; ovary 2-celled.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Fruit enveloped by a persistent corolla.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The flowers are generally regular; the form of the corolla varies widely.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Each corolla-leaf is called a PETAL.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The corolla of beauty screens the enchanted participants.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
Others, as Rivinus and Ludwig, derived their characters from the corolla.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
In a great many genera the corolla is absent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
This quincunx is common in the corolla of Rosaceae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Corolla cut open showing the four stamens; rather more than half nat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
She, a plump and pretty little woman, carried a year-old baby in a corolla of lace.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
Flower, with part of corolla removed, enlarged.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis

In poetry:

Nor less the flood of light that showers
On beauty's changed corolla-shades,--
The walks are gay as bridal bowers
With rows of many-petalled maids.
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Its gorgeous blooms were never stirred
By honey-bee nor humming-bird
In their corollas dipping;
But they from clover white and red
Delicious nectar drew instead
In dainty rounds of sipping.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Toyota Corollas sit on a lot at a dealership in Hayward, Calif The world's most popular car risks falling behind a pack of new small cars.
Toyota is responding with a refreshed 2011 Corolla , debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Feds to open formal investigation of Corolla .
Toyota looks at possible Corolla issues.
The Associated Press The Corolla could join the Toyota recall list, which would be another blow for the world's largest automaker.
Toyota Corolla and sibling Matrix are all new for 2009.
Toyota aims Corolla at young market.
9m campaign to rid its Corolla model of its reliable but dowdy.
Sunset this evening 12/17 over the half forzen sound in Corolla .
Sunset Corolla Click to enlarge.
396 Used Toyota Corollas within 30 Miles of 60601.
Playing For Keeps - 1982 Toyota Corolla .
Despite a few shortcomings, the 2013 Dodge Dart 's value and features make it a strong competitor for compacts like the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta.
As noticed by 9to5Mac, the team at SoundWaves in Tampa have managed to custom install an iPad mini into the dash of a Toyota Corolla.
Affected models include the Prius hybrid, Corolla, Wish and other models produced from 2000 to 2011 in Japan, and from 2000 to 2009 overseas.

In science:

The map V −→ #F (V ) of collections carries each V (n) to the direct summand VT of F (V )(n) corresponding to the n-corolla endowed with a(ny) bijective map e : hni → ter(T ).
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
For this we fix a total order on the set of terminal vertices of each corolla.
Homological algebra of homotopy algebras
The vector space Mu(n)Sn is one-dimensional for all n, with basis given by the image of the corolla with n nodes.
Rooted trees and an exponential-like series
One must prove that the coefficient of the corolla with n nodes in exp∗ is 1/n! for all n.
Rooted trees and an exponential-like series
Therefore the coefficients of the corollas in log∗ are related to the Bernoulli numbers, whose exponential generating function is precisely x/(exp x − 1).
Rooted trees and an exponential-like series
Take some sequence of shuffle compositions with corollas that produces α from β .
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
This way, we can designate a corolla a black hole, or an embedding point in a small common multiple.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
We recall that the free operad is built with trees decorated at the corollas with elements of the generating graded set and with leaves decorated with an ordered set.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
We represent trees using a data type that encodes corollas and leaves as different, allowing each to carry a label.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
Furthermore, the vertexType and subTrees clauses automatically generate function that allow us to extract the node label and the list of subtrees from a corolla.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
We also define a number of utility functions for operations on these trees: methods to apply a function to each node label, and to apply a function to each leaf label, as well as functions to easily construct corollas and leaves, and to easily determine the arity of a corolla and the total number of leaves of a tree.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
We decided to do this by representing holes punched in trees by corollas with a specific marking.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
The way we do this is to collapse the embedded copy of β into a single corolla of the correct arity, and keeping the rest of the tree intact.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
This corolla, then, is marked — forgetting any original corolla type markings — to signify that it forms an embedding point.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads
That way, the part of the tree that needs to stay intact is marked with Just label for what previously was marked with label , and the corolla holding the position of the hole is marked with Nothing, distinguishing it from the other nodes.
Implementing Gr\"obner bases for operads