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Carina   Listen
noun
Carina  n.  
1.
(Bot.) A keel.
(a)
That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification.
(b)
A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
2.
(Zool.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.






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"Carina" Quotes from Famous Books



... This name, which was given them by the first navigators, is retained throughout all Spanish America. The French and the Germans have transformed it, I know not why, into Caraibes. The people call themselves Carina, Calina, and Callinago. I visited some Caribbean Missions in the Llanos,* (* I shall in future use the word Llanos (loca plana, suppressing the p), without adding the equivalent words pampas, savannahs, meadows, steppes, or plains. The country between the mountains of the coast and the left bank ...
— Equinoctial Regions of America • Alexander von Humboldt



Words linked to "Carina" :   keel, carina fornicis, anatomical structure, body structure, complex body part, constellation, bodily structure, Argo, structure



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