• WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n Carina a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carina A keel
    • Carina (Bot) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
    • Carina (Bot) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification
    • Carina (Zoöl) The keel of the breastbone of birds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carina pl. carinæ (-nē). [L., the keel of a boat: see careen.] A keel. Specifically — In botany, same as keel, 4. In zoology and anatomy, a median, inferior part of a thing, like or likened to a keel: especially applied in ornithology to the keel of the breast-bone which most birds possess, such birds being called carinate, and constituting a prime division, Carinatæ. See carinate.
    • n carina An intermediate piece, between the tergum and the scutum, of the multivalve carapace of a cirriped, as a barnacle or an acorn-shell. See cuts under Balanus and Lepas.
    • n carina [capitalized] In astronomy, one of the four parts into which the constellation Argo is divided. See Argo.
    • n carina One of the vertical cross-bars on the septa of a coral.
    • n carina In entomology, any keel-like elevation of the body-wall of an insect, as the pronotal carina of many grasshoppers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., keel


In literature:

It seemed a pity to send them away uncomforted, when the look and the touch cost Carina so little.
"Boyhood in Norway" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Twice Ursus ran out, at my request, to the Carinae, and inquired for thee at thy house.
"Quo Vadis" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
I admire this beautiful spirit in you, carina!
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
Carina longitudine vexilli, acuminata, basi gibbosa, ibique aperta marginibus tomentosis.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Meanwhile his house on the Carinae was opened and put in order under Flexinna's supervision.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Ceterum adhuc aedificia Numidarum agrestium, quae mapalia illi vocant, oblonga, incurvis lateribus tecta, quasi navium carinae sunt.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
Possessed of these securities, he barricaded his house on the Carinae, and determined to watch the course of events.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Our destination was Carina, a collection of stone huts on an open green slope, which reaches up to the rocky sides of the Kom.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Herds were lowing on the plain, Where stand the Forum and Carinae's street.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Sophia Julia Woolf (1831-93) won fame by her piano pieces and her opera, "Carina," as well as through her songs.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson

In news:

Deputy Dawn Barkman with PCSD tells KGUN9 the attacked occurred at the 4900 block of N. Villa Carina which is near Oracle Road and River Road.
Watsonville's Carina Moreno set to fight for WBA flyweight title in December.
Castro, Carina haven't made 'SNL'.yet.
The October discovery of Carina Saunders' dismembered remains behind a Bethany grocery store stunned the community.
Carina Baird, MD, San Francisco, California, August 2009.
Lollapalooza flick by Carina Mastrocola.
John Crawford said his former wife Carina was 'pretty brave' about posing in some of the shots which were taken from a hovering helicopter.
Carina Nathalee White was born Oct 29, 2012 to proud parents Travis and Susan White of Renton, and loving grandparents Roger and Nancy White of Langley.
Speaking later by phone with Blackbird 's owner, Carina Lampkin, confirmed as much.
Courtesy of Dr Carina Schlebusch.
Carina Corral's one-on-one interview with the sharp-tongued Nancy Grace.
Watsonville's Carina Moreno overcomes odds to claim WBA title.
Watsonville's Carina Moreno won the WBA flyweight title in Germany on Saturday.
Last week when our series on valley fever aired about a spike in cases locally, KSBY's Carina Corral received a few emails and Facebook messages about how the airborne disease also affects pets .
A man already jailed on drug charges is being held in connection with the death and dismemberment of Carina Saunders , 19.

In science:

Figure 1 shows a cartoon of the η Carinae system (an “η Car-toon”) adapted from a much nicer figure in Hamaguchi et al. (2007b), based largely on an XMM X-ray monitoring campaign on the star in mid-2003 when the star was experiencing one of its periodic “X-ray Minima” (which recur every 2024 days).
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
The Carina Nebula itself is associated with soft, diffuse X-ray emission, as shown in Figure 3.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
The X-ray emission is extended and associated with the “Outer Debris Field” which surrounds the bipolar Homunculus nebula. η Carinae is the optical- and X-raybright point at the center of the image.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
This emission offers a unique diagnostic tool since it provides, in principal, the first 3-d view of a colliding wind X-ray emitting region, similar to the reflected optical emission which gives a 3-d view of η Carinae’s wind.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis
Right : Suzaku X-ray image of the Carina Nebula.
Eta Car and Its Surroundings: the X-ray Diagnosis