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corona

co·ro·na

corona

 
pronunciation:
k ro n
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: coronae, coronas
definition 1: in meteorology, a ring or series of concentric rings seen around a heavenly body, caused by diffraction due to fine mist or dust in the atmosphere. (See aureole.)
definition 2: the irregular region of ionized gases surrounding a star.
definition 3: a glowing electrical discharge at the surface of a high voltage conductor or between two electrodes.
definition 4: an upper or crownlike portion of an anatomical feature, such as the top of the head or parts of certain flowers.
definition 5: a long untapered cigar.
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