carina: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-rī'nu, -rē'-), [key]
— pl. -nas, -nae
  1. a keellike part or ridge, esp. a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
  2. the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style. See illus. under


Pronunciation: (ku-rī'nu for 1 ku-rē'nu, -rī'- for 2), [key]
— gen. -nae
  1. 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
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