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carina


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carina  \Ca*ri"na\,  n.  [L.,  keel.] 
  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.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  keel  of  the  breastbone  of  birds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carina 
  n  :  any  of  various  keel-shaped  structures  or  ridges  such  as  that 
  on  the  breastbone  of  a  bird  or  that  formed  by  the  fused 
  petals  of  a  pea  blossom 




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