carina


carina

< /kəˈraɪ ni/ 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.

noun plural -nae (-niː) or -nas

  1. a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower

noun Latin genitive Carinae (kəˈriːniː, -ˈraɪ-)

  1. 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

n. pl. ca•ri•nae (-nē)

  1. A keel-shaped ridge or structure, such as the ridge on the under surface of the fornix of the brain.

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