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 (ôr′ē-ōl′) also au·re·o·la (ô-rē′ə-lə)
1. A circular or oval light surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo.
2. Astronomy See corona.

[Middle English, from Late Latin (corōna) aureola, golden (crown), feminine of Latin aureolus, golden, from aureus, from aurum, gold.]
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Properly, a luminous ring encircling an astronomical body, but not infrequently confounded with "aureola," or "nimbus," a somewhat similar phenomenon worn as a head-dress by divinities and saints.
Two kinds of croton (Codiaeum variegatum), one with broad, gold-veined leaves (top) and another with narrow, gold-spotted leaves (bottom), make a splashy foil for yellow-striped Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') in a 16-inch-wide, Asian-style pot.
Pot pounds 7.99; polystyrene chips - supplied free in parcels - Westland multi- purpose compost with added John Innes - about pounds 1; spiky-leaved cordyline pounds 3.99; ornamental grass, Hakonechloa macra Aureola pounds 6; Hardy fern, pounds 4.19; variegated ivy, pounds 1.49; variegated euonymus, pounds 1.49; vila coconut, 4x 25p each.
Combine it with grey-leaved artemisia and the soft ribbon-like leaves of Hakonechloa Aureola - a beautiful golden ornamental grass with touches of bronze.