Definition of CORONA


co·​ro·​na | kə-ˈrō-nə How to pronounce corona (audio)

1 : the projecting part of a classic cornice

2 : something suggesting a crown: such as

a plural coronae kə-​ˈrō-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce corona (audio) also coronas

(1) : a usually colored circle often seen around and close to a luminous body (such as the sun or moon) caused by diffraction produced by suspended droplets or occasionally particles of dust

(2) : the tenuous outermost part of the atmosphere of a star (such as the sun)

(3) : a circle of light made by the apparent convergence of the streamers of the aurora borealis

b : the upper portion of a bodily part (such as a tooth or the skull)

c : an appendage or series of united appendages on the inner side of the corolla in some flowers (such as the daffodil, jonquil, or milkweed)

d : a faint glow adjacent to the surface of an electrical conductor at high voltage

e informal : coronavirus In the fight against the consequences of the corona epidemic, the Italian government is resorting to radical measures.— Anne Kunz et al.

3 [from La Corona, a trademark] : a long cigar having the sides straight to the end to be lit and being roundly blunt at the other end

Co·​ro·​na | kə-ˈrō-nə How to pronounce Corona (audio)

city in southern California east of Los Angeles population 152,374

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