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Ca·ri·na

 (kə-rī′nə)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Volans and Vela that contains the star Canopus.

[Latin carīna, keel; see carina.]

ca·ri·na

 (kə-rī′nə, -rē′-)
n. pl. ca·ri·nae (-nē)
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.

[Latin carīna, keel; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]

carina

(kəˈriːnə; -ˈraɪ-)
n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
(Biology) a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
[C18: from Latin: keel]

Carina

(kəˈriːnə; -ˈraɪ-)
n, Latin genitive Carinae (kəˈriːniː; -ˈraɪ-)
(Astronomy) 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

ca•ri•na

(kəˈraɪ nə, -ˈri-)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē).
a keellike anatomical or botanical ridge, as the ridge on the breastbone of a bird or along the edge of two conjoined petals.
[1695–1705; < Latin: keel; compare careen]
ca•ri′nal, adj.
car•i•nate (ˈkær əˌneɪt, -nɪt) car′i•nat`ed, adj.

Ca•ri•na

(kəˈraɪ nə, -ˈri-)

n. gen. -nae (-ni)
the Keel, a southern constellation, containing the bright star Canopus.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carina - a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
Canopus - supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky
2.carina - 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
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
carina fornicis - ridge on the lower surface of the fornix of the brain
keel - the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly
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