noun (plural: coronae or coronas)
- A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
- (star): The luminous plasma atmosphere of the Sun or other star, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse,
- (biology): Any crown-like appendage of a plant or animal.
- (electrical): a low energy discharge caused by ionization of a gas by an electric field quite common at conductor bends of 12kV or higher.
Etymology: From coronaLatin, corona, "garland, crown"
- German: Korona
- Italian: corona
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