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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus;

2. 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;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carina \Ca*ri"na\, n. [L., keel.] 1. (Bot.) A keel. (a) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs of fructification. (b) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The keel of the breastbone of birds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Carina n 1: a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus 2: 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