Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Spanish gold dollar.
- n. A genus of annual or perennial plants, natural order Leguminosæ, with stalked umbels of yellow flowers and jointed pods, natives chiefly of the Mediterranean region. C. Emerus (scorpion-senna) is a common plant all over the south of Europe. It has bright-yellow flowers, and its leaves act as a cathartic, like those of senna. The leaves of C. varia have a diuretic action on the system, and also purge. The species of this genus are numerous, and all adapted for ornamental cultivation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants related to the clover, having their flowers arranged in little heads or tufts resembling coronets.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Coronilla having purple or pink or yellow flowers in long axillary heads or umbels
“_Trifolium_, _Coronilla_, &c.Prof. Oliver forwarded me a specimen of”
“Nature," recalling your generalisation about the diadelphous structure, and now explaining the exception of Coronilla.”
“In Coronilla varia, and in several other species of Coronilla, there is no nectar in the staminal tube or in the tube of the corolla.”
“This refers to a species of Coronilla in which Lord Farrer made the remarkable discovery that the nectar is secreted on the outside of the calyx.”
“This latter being taken advantage of in Coronilla would allow of the secretion within the flower ceasing, and as this change was going on in the two secretions, all the parts of the flower would become modified and correlated.”
“Thank you much for wishing to see us again at Abinger, and it is very doubtful whether it will be Coronilla, Mr. Payne, the new garden, the children, E. [Lady Farrer], or yourself which will give me the most pleasure to see again.”
“These are the questions that plague Coronilla and thousands of others whose relatives from across Latin America have vanished in recent years as lawlessness prevails in large swaths of Mexico.”
“Mexico City - Veronica Coronilla said goodbye to her husband on March 21 as he set off from their home in rural Guanajuato in central Mexico with 22 other men to enter the United States illegally to find work.”
“Recently, Coronilla, along with three other women from her hometown whose relatives are also missing, traveled to Mexico City to demand that federal authorities investigate.”
“It was her husband's fifth trip, so Ms. Coronilla was not worried.”
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