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CORONA (coronae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corona mean? 

CORONA (noun)
  The noun CORONA has 6 senses:

1. the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse
2. (botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower
3. an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
4. one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object
5. (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
6. a long cigar with blunt ends

  Familiarity information: CORONA used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORONA (noun)


Sense 1corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

aureole; corona

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

glow; glowing; radiance (the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface)

Holonyms ("corona" is a part of...):

nimbus; nimbus cloud; rain cloud (a dark grey cloud bearing rain)


Sense 2corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(botany) the trumpet-shaped or cup-shaped outgrowth of the corolla of a daffodil or narcissus flower

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

plant part; plant structure (any part of a plant or fungus)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Holonyms ("corona" is a part of...):

corolla ((botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth)


Sense 3corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

St. Elmo's fire; Saint Ulmo's light; Saint Ulmo's fire; Saint Elmo's light; Saint Elmo's fire; electric glow; corposant; corona discharge; corona

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

arc; discharge; electric arc; electric discharge; spark (electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field)


Sense 4corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One or more circles of light seen around a luminous object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)


Sense 5corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)


Sense 6corona [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long cigar with blunt ends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("corona" is a kind of...):

cigar (a roll of tobacco for smoking)


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