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ca•ri•na



Pronunciation: (ku-rī'nu, -rē'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -nas, -naePronunciation: (-nē). [key]

1. Zool.a keellike part or ridge, esp. a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
2. Bot.the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style. See illus. under papilionaceous.

Ca•ri•na



Pronunciation: (ku-rī'nu for 1; ku-rē'nu, -rī'- for 2), [key]
n.,
gen. -naePronunciation: (-nē) [key] for 1.

1. Astron.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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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