Corona

Definition of Corona

Co`ro´na   Pronunciation: k?-r?´n?
n.1.A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
2.(Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
3.(Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown.
4.(Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
5.(Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
6.(Bot.) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
7.(Meteorol.) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon.
8.A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also corona lucis.
9.(Mus.) A character [pause or hold.

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