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noun 
  1. a crown or coronet
    • 1485: Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur (spelling modernized) - Then the glutton anon started up, and took a great club in his hand, and smote at the king that his coronal fell to the earth.
    • a wreath or garland of flowers
    • (obsolete) a variant of colonel
adjective 
  1. relating to a crown
  2. (context, astronomy) relating to the corona of a star
  3. (context, botany) relating to the corona of a flower
  4. (context, phonetics) relating to a sound made with the tip or blade of the tongue
    • see w:Coronal consonant, Wikipedia article on coronal consonant
    • (context, anatomy) a "coronal plane" or a "coronal section" divides a body into dorsal (back) and ventral (front)
    • see w:Anatomical_terms_of_location, Wikipedia article on anatomical terms of location
Etymology: from Latin corona 'crown'


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