carina

carina

[kuh-rahy-nuh, -ree-]
noun, plural carinas, carinae [kuh-rahy-nee, -ree-] .
1.
Zoology. a keellike part or ridge, especially a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
2.
Botany. the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin: keel; cf. careen

carinal, adjective
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Carina

[kuh-rahy-nuh for 1; kuh-ree-nuh, -rahy- for 2]
noun, genitive Carinae [kuh-rahy-nee] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. the Keel, a southern constellation, containing the bright star, Canopus: one of the constellations into which Argo is divided.
2.
a female given name, form of Carin.

Origin:
1695–1705

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carina (kəˈriːnə, -ˈraɪ-)
 
n , pl -nae, -nas
a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
 
[C18: from Latin: keel]

Carina (kəˈriːnə, -ˈraɪ-)
 
n , Latin genitive Carinae
a large conspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere close to the Southern Cross that contains Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky. It was originally considered part of Argo

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carina ca·ri·na (kə-rī'nə, -rē'-)
n. pl. ca·ri·nae (-nē)
A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as the ridge on the under surface of the fornix of the brain.

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