- n. From the Old English "coren" "corona" "coruna" and Middle English "corown" "corowne" "corun" among others. An ornament for the head, usually made of or decorated with precious metals and jewels, worn by a monarch (or a queen consort) as a mark or symbol of sovereignty.
- Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]
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