Dictionary: CORN'-VI-O-LET – COR-PO-RAL'I-TY

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A species of Campanula. – Tate.


A wagon that carries corn.

CORN'Y, a. [from corn.]

Producing corn; containing corn. – Prior. Dryden.

CORN'Y, a. [L. cornu; a horn.]

Horny; strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn. – Milton.

COR'O-DY, or COR'RO-DY, n. [It. corredo, provision; corredare, to furnish.]

An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing, due to the king from an abbey, or other religious house, for the sustenance of such one of his servants, as he thinks good to bestow on it. An allowance for the maintenance of any of the king's servants living in an abbey. – Cowel. Corodies, are a right of sustenance, or to receive certain allotments of victuals and provision for one's maintenance. In lieu of which, a pension or sum of money is sometimes substituted. – Blackstone. The king is entitled to a corody out of every bishopric, that is, to send one of his chaplains to be maintained by the bishop, or to have a pension allowed, till the bishop promotes him to a benefice. [This has fallen into disuse.] – Blackstone. According to the Italian, the latter word is the correct orthography.

COR'OL, or CO-ROL'LA, n. [L. corolla, a little crown.]

In botany, the inner covering of a flower. The corol surrounds the parts of fructification, and is composed of one or more flower leaves, called petals. It is distinguished from the perianth, by the fineness of its texture, and the gayness of its colors; but there are many exceptions. It is sometimes inaccurately called blossom and flower. – Martyn. Encyc. Darwin.


Pertaining to a corol; inclosing and protecting like a wreath. A corollaceous covering. – Lee.

COR'OL-LA-RY, n. [L. corollarium, a coronet, from corolla, a crown. Finis coronat opus. Johnson. Fr. corollaire.]

  1. A conclusion or consequence drawn from premises, or from what is advanced or demonstrated. If it is demonstrated that a triangle which has equal sides, has also Nut angles, it follows as a corollary that a triangle which has three equal sides, has its three angles equal. Encyc. A corollary is an inference from a preceding proposition. – J. Day.
  2. A surplus. – Shak.


One of the partial flowers which make a compound one; the floret in an aggregate flower. – Martyn. Encyc.

CO-RO'NA, n. [L. a crown.]

  1. In architecture, a large flat member of a cornice, crowning the entablature, and the whole order; and called by workmen the drip. Chambers.
  2. In anatomy, the upper surface of the molar teeth or grinders.
  3. In botany, the circumference or margin of a radiated compound flower. – Encyc. An appendage of the corol or petals of a flower, proceeding from the base of the limb. – Lindley. Also, the appendage to the top of seeds, which enables them to disperse. – Martyn.
  4. In optics, a halo or luminous circle around the sun, moon, or stars. – Encyc.


Belonging to the crown or top of the head; as, the coronal suture.


  1. A crown; wreath; garland. – Spenser.
  2. The first suture of the skull. – Encyc.


Relating to a crown; seated on the top of the head; or placed as a crown. – Brown. Coronary vessels, in anatomy, certain vessels which furnish the substance of the heart with blood. Encyc. Coronary arteries, two arteries which spring from the aorta, before it leaves the pericardium, and supply the substance of the heart with blood. – Coxe. Encyc. Coronary vein, a vein diffused over the exterior surface of the heart, receiving the blood from the heart. Coxe. Encyc. Stomachic coronary, a vein inserted into the trunk of the splenic vein, which, by uniting with the mesenteric, forms the vena porta. – Encyc.

COR-O-NA'TION, n. [from corona, a crown.]

  1. The act or solemnity of crowing a king or emperor; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.
  2. The pomp or assembly attending a coronation. – Pope. Coronation-oath, the oath taken by a king at his coronation.

COR'O-NEL, n. [kur'nel; Sp. coronel; Port. id.; Fr. colonel; It. colonello. We follow the Spanish and Portuguese orthography in our pronounciation.]

The officer who commands a regiment. [Obs.] – Spenser.

COR'O-NER, n. [Law. L. coronator, from corona, a crown.]

An officer whose office is concerned principally with pleas of the crown. One chief part of his duty is, when a person is slain or dies suddenly or in prison, to inquire into the manner of his death. This must be done by a jury, on sight of the body, and at the place where the death happened. In England, the coroner is to enquire also, concerning shipwrecks, and certify whether wrecks or not, and who is in possession of the goods; also, concerning treasure-trove. As a ministerial officer, the coroner is the sherif's substitute; and when an exception can be taken to the sherif, for suspicion of partiality, process is awarded to the coroner. – Blackstone. In some of the States in America, there is a coroner, but his principal or only duty is to inquire into the causes of untimely death. In Connecticut there is no such officer, the duty being performed by a constable, or justice of the peace.

COR'O-NET, n. [from corona, a crown.]

  1. An inferior crown worn by noblemen. The coronet of a duke is adorned with strawberry leaves; that of a marquis has leaves with pearls interposed; that of an earl raises the pearls above the leaves; that of a viscount is surrounded with pearls only; that of a baron has only four pearls. Johnson.
  2. In poetical language, an ornamental head-dress. Coronet of a horse. [See Cornet.]


Wearing or entitled to wear a coronet.

COR-O'NI-FORM, a. [L. corona, a crown, and forma, form.]

Having the form of a crown.

COR'O-NOID, a. [Gr. κορωνη, a crow, and ειδος, form.]

Noting the upper and anterior process of the end of the lower jaw, called the coronoid process. – Coxe.

COR'O-NULE, n. [from corona, a crown.]

A coronet or little crown of a seed; the downy tuft on seeds. – Martyn.

COR'PO-RAL, a. [L. corporalis, from corpus, body.]

  1. Belonging or relating to the body; as, corporal pain, opposed to mental.
  2. Material; not spiritual. [See Corporeal.] – Shak.


A fine linen cloth, used to cover the sacred elements in the eucharist, or in which the sacrament is put. – Paley. Chambers. Corporal oath, a solemn oath, so called from the ancient usage of touching the corporale, or cloth that covered the consecrated elements. – Paley.

COR'PO-RAL, n. [It. caporale; Fr. caporal; Sp. caporal; from L. caput, head, or more directly from the Celtic root of caput, Sp. cabo, It. capo, Eng. cape. Our orthography is a corruption.]

  1. The lowest officer of a company of infantry, next below a serjeant. He has charge over one of the divisions, places and relieves sentinels, &c.
  2. The corporal of a ship of war, is an officer under the master at arms, employed to teach the sailors the use of small arms; to attend at the gangways on entering ports, and see that no spirituous liquors are brought, except by permission; to extinguish fire and candles, &c.


The state of being a body or embodied; opposed to spirituality. If this light hath any corporality, it is most subtle and pure. – Ralegh.