Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of snakes, of the family Colubridæ, or giving name to a family Coronellidæ. C. austriaca is a common European species, and there are many others.

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Examples

  • They rode for days over a prairie studded with islands of fine trees, the grass smooth as a park, and beautiful with blue salvias and columbines, with yellow coronella and small starry pinks, and near the numerous creeks the white feathery tufts of the fragrant meadow-sweet.

    The Hallam Succession

  • The broad graveled paths are bordered by sweet-scented geraniums, the scarlet and pink growing wild; verbenas, coronella, and roses of many species, mingle artistically with the statues and fountains interspersed about the grounds.

    Due West or Round the World in Ten Months

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