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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proper  \Prop"er\,  a.  [OE.  propre,  F.  propre,  fr  L.  proprius 
  Cf  {Appropriate}.] 
  1.  Belonging  to  one  one's  own  individual.  ``His  proper 
  good''  [i.  e.,  his  own  possessions].  --Chaucer.  ``My 
  proper  son.''  --Shak. 
 
  Now  learn  the  difference,  at  your  proper  cost, 
  Betwixt  true  valor  and  an  empty  boast.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Belonging  to  the  natural  or  essential  constitution; 
  peculiar;  not  common;  particular;  as  every  animal  has  his 
  proper  instincts  and  appetites. 
 
  Those  high  and  peculiar  attributes  .  .  .  which 
  constitute  our  proper  humanity.  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  Befitting  one's  nature,  qualities,  etc.;  suitable  in  all 
  respect;  appropriate;  right  fit  decent;  as  water  is  the 
  proper  element  for  fish;  a  proper  dress. 
 
  The  proper  study  of  mankind  is  man.  --Pope. 
 
  In  Athens  all  was  pleasure,  mirth,  and  play,  All 
  proper  to  the  spring,  and  sprightly  May  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  Becoming  in  appearance;  well  formed;  handsome.  [Archaic] 
  ``Thou  art  a  proper  man.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  Moses  .  .  .  was  hid  three  months  of  his  parents, 
  because  they  saw  he  was  a  proper  child.  --Heb.  xi 
  23. 
 
  5.  Pertaining  to  one  of  a  species,  but  not  common  to  the 
  whole;  not  appellative;  --  opposed  to  {common};  as  a 
  proper  name  Dublin  is  the  proper  name  of  a  city. 
 
  6.  Rightly  so  called  strictly  considered;  as  Greece  proper; 
  the  garden  proper. 
 
  7.  (Her.)  Represented  in  its  natural  color;  --  said  of  any 
  object  used  as  a  charge. 
 
  {In  proper},  individually;  privately.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
 
  {Proper  flower}  or  {corolla}  (Bot.),  one  of  the  single 
  florets,  or  corollets,  in  an  aggregate  or  compound  flower. 
 
 
  {Proper  fraction}  (Arith.)  a  fraction  in  which  the  numerator 
  is  less  than  the  denominator. 
 
  {Proper  nectary}  (Bot.),  a  nectary  separate  from  the  petals 
  and  other  parts  of  the  flower.  --  {Proper  noun}  (Gram.),  a 
  name  belonging  to  an  individual,  by  which  it  is 
  distinguished  from  others  of  the  same  class;  --  opposed  to 
  {common  noun};  as  John,  Boston,  America. 
 
  {Proper  perianth}  or  {involucre}  (Bot.),  that  which  incloses 
  only  a  single  flower. 
 
  {Proper  receptacle}  (Bot.),  a  receptacle  which  supports  only 
  a  single  flower  or  fructification. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corolla  \Co*rol"la\  (k?-r?l"l?),  n.  [L.  corolla  a  little  crown 
  or  garland,  dim.  of  corona.  See  {Crown}.]  (Bot.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corolla 
  n  :  the  petals  of  a  flower  collectively  forming  an  inner  floral 
  envelope  or  layer  of  the  perianth 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Corolla,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  27927 




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