(From the Hebrew term koren). A crown. In botany it is a series of small beards, or rays, in discoid flowers.
Corona seminis is the appendage to the top of many seeds, enabling them to disperse, serving them as wings. This is either the calyculus, formed of the pe-rianthium of the flower, as in the scabiosa, knautica, etc.; or the pappus (down), as in the hieracium, son-chus, etc.
Corona imperialis. Crown imperial.
It is a bell-shaped flower, and an ornament of our gardens. In the petals is a sweet juice, which the Turks use as an emetic; but the whole plant is esteemed poisonous.
Corona regia. See Melilotus.
Corona solis. Sun flower; called also chima-lati; helianthus annuus Lin. Sp. Pi. 1276. This flower, well known as an ornament in gardens, is a native of Peru, and other warm countries of America. It is not known to possess any valuable medicinal qualities; though it is noticed as heating, and an agreeable food. It produces a resinous tear, which is its most active part. A gum also flows from it, if the seed vessels when ripe are cut small, and boiled in water. The seeds are made into bread.
Corona terrae. See Hedera terrestris.
Corona glandis, the margin of glans penis, just above the odoriferous glands.
Corona veneris, the eruptions which surround the forehead at the roots of the hair, in cases of syphilis.