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Corno di bassetto (k?r"n? d? b?s-s?t"t? or b?s- s?t"t?); plural Corni (-n...) di basseto . [ Italian ] (Mus.) A tenor clarinet; -- called also basset horn , and sometimes confounded with the English horn , which is a tenor oboe.

Corno Inglese (?n-gl?"z?); plural Corni Inglesi (-z...). [ Italian ] (Mus.) A reed instrument, related to the oboe, but deeper in pitch; the English horn.

Cornopean noun (Mus.) An obsolete name for the cornet-à-piston.

Cornsheller noun A machine that separates the kernels of corn from the cob.

Cornshuck (-shŭk`) noun The husk covering an ear of Indian corn. [ Colloq. U.S.]

Cornstalk (-stak`) noun A stalk of Indian corn.

Cornstarch (-stärch`) noun Starch made from Indian corn, esp. a fine white flour used for puddings, etc.

Cornu (kôr"nu) noun ; plural Cornua (-nu*ȧ). [ Latin ] A horn, or anything shaped like or resembling a horn.

Cornu Ammonis (ăm*mō"nĭs); plural
Cornucopia (kôr`nu*kō"pĭ*ȧ) noun ; plural Cornucopias (- ȧz). [ Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty. See Horn , and Copious .]
1. The horn of plenty, from which fruits and flowers are represented as issuing. It is an emblem of abundance.

2. plural (Botany) A genus of grasses bearing spikes of flowers resembling the cornucopia in form.

» Some writers maintain that this word should be written, in the singular, cornu copiæ , and in the plural, cornua copiæ .

Cornute adjective [ Latin cornutus horned, from cornu horn.]
1. Bearing horns; horned; horn-shaped.

2. Cuckolded. [ R.] "My being cornuted ." LEstrange.

Cornute transitive verb To bestow horns upon; to make a cuckold of; to cuckold. [ Obsolete] Burton.

Cornuto noun [ Italian , from Latin cornutus horned.] A man that wears the horns; a cuckold. [ R.] Shak.

Cornutor noun A cuckold maker. [ R.] Jordan.

Corny adjective [ Latin cornu horn.] Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

Up stood the cornu reed.
Milton.

Corny adjective
1. Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn. [ R.] "The corny ear." Prior.

2. Containing corn; tasting well of malt. [ R.]

A draught of moist and corny ale.
Chaucer.

3. Tipsy. [ Vulgar, Eng.] Forby.

Corocore noun A kind of boat of various forms, used in the Indian Archipelago.

Corody noun [ Late Latin corrodium , corredium , conredium , furniture, provision: confer Old French conroi . See Curry .] (Old Law) An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king's servants as he may designate to receive it. [ Written also corrody .]

Corol noun (Botany) A corolla.

Corolla noun [ Latin corolla a little crown or garland, dim. of corona . See Crown .] (Botany) The inner envelope of a flower; the part which surrounds the organs of fructification, consisting of one or more leaves, called petals . It is usually distinguished from the calyx by the fineness of its texture and the gayness of its colors. See the Note under Blossom .

Corollaceous adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, a corolla; having the form or texture of a corolla.

Corollary noun ; plural Corollaries (- r...z). [ Latin corollarium gift, corollary, from corolla . See Corolla .]
1. That which is given beyond what is actually due, as a garland of flowers in addition to wages; surplus; something added or superfluous. [ Obsolete]

Now come, my Ariel; bring a corollary ,
Rather than want a spirit.
Shak.

2. Something which follows from the demonstration of a proposition; an additional inference or deduction from a demonstrated proposition; a consequence.

Corollate adjective Having a corolla or corollas; like a corolla.

Corollet noun [ Dim. from corolla .] (Botany) A floret in an aggregate flower. [ Obsolete] Martyn.

Corollifloral (k?-r?l`l?-fl?"r a l), Co*rol`li*flo"rous (-fl?"r?s) adjective [ Corolla + Latin flos , floris , flower.] (Botany) Having the stamens borne on the petals, and the latter free from the calyx. Compare Calycifloral and Thalamifloral .

Corolline adjective Of or pertaining to a corolla.

Coromandel noun (Geol.) The west coast, or a portion of the west coast, of the Bay of Bengal.

Coromandel gooseberry . See Carambola . -- Coromandel wood , Calamander wood.

Corona noun ; plural Latin Coronæ (-n...), English Coronas (-n...z). [ Latin corona crown. See Crown .]
1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.

2. (Architecture) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as to form a drip. See Illust. of Column .

3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or the skull; a crown.

4. (Zoology) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.

5. (Astrol.) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola, which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.

6. (Botany) (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil. (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.

7. (Meteorol.) (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as the sun or moon. (b) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis , formed by the concentration or convergence of luminous beams around the point in the heavens indicated by the direction of the dipping needle.

8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged pyramidically. Called also corona lucis . Fairholt.

9. (Mus.) A character [ &pause;] called the pause or hold .

Coronach noun See Coranach .

Coronal (k?r"?-n a l or, esp. in science , k?-r?"n a l; 277) adjective [ Latin coronalis : confer F. coronal .]
1. Of or pertaining to a corona (in any of the senses).

The coronal light during the eclipse is faint.
Abney.

2. Of or pertaining to a king's crown, or coronation.

The law and his coronal oath require his undeniable assent to what laws the Parliament agree upon.
Milton.

3. Of or pertaining to the top of the head or skull.

4. (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the shell of a sea urchin.

Coronal suture (Anat.) , a suture extending across the skull between the parietal and frontal bones; the fronto-parietal suture.

Coronal noun
1. A crown; wreath; garland. Spenser.

2. The frontal bone, over which the ancients wore their coronæ or garlands. Hooper.

Coronamen noun [ Latin , a crowning.] (Zoology) The upper margin of a hoof; a coronet.

Coronary adjective [ Latin coronarius : confer French coronaire .]
1. Of or pertaining to a crown; forming, or adapted to form, a crown or garland. " Coronary thorns." Bp. Pearson.

The catalogue of coronary plants is not large in Theophrastus.
Sir T. Browne.

2. (Anat.) Resembling, or situated like, a crown or circlet; as, the coronary arteries and veins of the heart.

Coronary noun A small bone in the foot of a horse.

Coronary bone The small pastern bone of the horse and allied animals.

Coronary cushion A cushionlike band of vascular tissue at the upper border of the wall of the hoof of the horse and allied animals. It takes an important part in the secretion of the horny walls.

Coronate adjective [ Latin coronatus , past participle of coronare to crown, from corona . See Crown .]
1. Having or wearing a crown.

2. (Zoology) (a) Having the coronal feathers lengthened or otherwise distinguished; -- said of birds. (b) Girt about the spire with a row of tubercles or spines; -- said of spiral shells.

3. (Biol.) Having a crest or a crownlike appendage.

Coronation noun [ See Coronate .]


1. The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.

2. The pomp or assembly at a coronation. Pope.

Coronel noun [ See Colonel .] A colonel. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Coronel noun [ Confer Cronel , Crown .] (Anc. Armor) The iron head of a tilting spear, divided into two, three, or four blunt points. [ Written also cronel .] Grose.

Coroner noun [ From Middle English coronen to crown, Old French coroner , from Latin coronare , from corona crown. Formed as a translation of Late Latin coronator coroner, from Latin corona crown, the coroner having been originally a prosecuting officer of the crown. See Crown .] An officer of the peace whose principal duty is to inquire, with the help of a jury, into the cause of any violent, sudden or mysterious death, or death in prison, usually on sight of the body and at the place where the death occurred. [ In England formerly also written and pronounced crowner .]

» In some of the United States the office of coroner is abolished, that of medical examiner taking its place.

Coroner's inquest . See under Inquest .

Coronet noun [ Dim. of Middle English corone crown; confer Old French coronete . See Crown , and confer Crownet , Cronet .]


1. An ornamental or honorary headdress, having the shape and character of a crown; particularly, a crown worn as the mark of high rank lower than sovereignty. The word is used by Shakespeare to denote also a kingly crown.

Without a star, a coronet , or garter.
Goldsmith.

» The coronet of the Prince of Wales consist of a circlet of gold with four crosses pattée around the edge between as many fleurs-de-lis . The center crosses are connected by an arch which is surmounted by a globe or cross. The coronet of a British 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.

2. (Far.) The upper part of a horse's hoof, where the horn terminates in skin. James White.

3. (Anc. Armor) The iron head of a tilting spear; a coronel. Crose.

Coroneted adjective Wearing, or entitled to wear, a coronet; of noble birth or rank.

Coroniform adjective [ Latin corona crown + -form .] Having the form of a crown or coronet; resembling a crown.

Coronilla noun [ New Latin , from Latin corona crown: confer French coronille .] (Botany) A genus of plants related to the clover, having their flowers arranged in little heads or tufts resembling coronets.

Coronis noun [ Greek korwni`s anything curved. See Cornice .]
1. In Greek grammar, a sign [ '] sometimes placed over a contracted syllable. W. W. Goodwin.

2. The curved line or flourish at the end of a book or chapter; hence, the end. [ R.] Bp. Hacket.

Coronium noun [ New Latin See Corona .] (Chem. & Astron.) The principal gaseous substance forming the solar corona, characterized by a green line in the coronal spectrum.

Coronoid (kŏr"o*noid) adjective [ Greek korw`nh crow + -oid : confer French coronoïde .] (Anat.) Resembling the beak of a crow; as, the coronoid process of the jaw, or of the ulna.

Coronule noun [ Latin coronula , dim. of corona crown.] (Botany) A coronet or little crown of a seed; the downy tuft on seeds. See Pappus . Martyn.

Coroun v. & noun Crown. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.