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English noun: corona

1. corona (phenomenon) the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse


Broader (hypernym)glow, glowing, radiance

Part meronymnimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud

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

Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure

Part meronymcorolla

Domain categorybotany, phytology

3. corona (phenomenon) an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

Synonymscorona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire

Broader (hypernym)arc, discharge, electric arc, electric discharge, spark

4. corona (phenomenon) one or more circles of light seen around a luminous object

Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation

5. corona (body) (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

6. corona (artifact) a long cigar with blunt ends

Broader (hypernym)cigar

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