Carina meaning

kə-rīnə, -rē-
A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as that on the breastbone of a bird or of the fused lower two petals of flowers of many members of the pea family.
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A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as that on the breastbone of a bird or of the fused lower two petals of flowers of many members of the pea family.
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(biol.) A structure or part resembling a keel or ridge, as the projection on the breastbone of a bird.
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(place, proper) A S constellation between Vela and Pictor, containing the bright star Canopus.
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A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
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(botany) Part of a papilionaceous flower consisting of two petals, commonly united, which encloses the organs of fructification.
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(zoology) The keel of the breastbone of birds.
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(astronomy) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the keel of a ship. It contains the star Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
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A female given name occasionally used in English.
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Volans and Vela that contains the star Canopus.
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Origin of carina

  • Latin carīna keel kar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin carīna keel carina

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Name of a fourth century martyr, feminine of Latin carinus, derivative of carus "beloved"; also a latinization of Karina and Karin (= Catherine) in northern Europe.

    From Wiktionary

  • Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin carīna (“the keel of a ship”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin carina (“keel”).

    From Wiktionary