What does the word corolla mean?

Usage examples for corolla

  1. This body is a hair of a Bee who makes a thousand rapid journeys, now diving into her narrow galleries, now forcing her way down the tight throat of a corolla, and who never rests except to brush herself with her feet and remove the specks of dust collected by the down which covers her. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  2. There is no doubt that all these parts arose from modifications of the leaves or stems of the primitive plant; though whether the bright leaves of the corolla are directly derived from ordinary leaves, or are enlarged and flattened stamens, has been disputed. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
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