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kino

[kee-noh]
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noun, plural ki·nos.
  1. (in Europe) a motion-picture theater; cinema.

Origin of kino

< German, shortened form of Kinematograph < French cinématographe cinematograph

Kino

[kee-noh]
noun
  1. Eusebio FranciscoPadre KinoFather Kino, 1645?–1711, Tyrolean-born explorer and missionary in SW North America.
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Examples from the Web for kino

Historical Examples

  • Or the plug may be dipped in Friar's balsam, or tincture of Kino.

    One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed

    C. A. Bogardus

  • Kino, as far as we can find, makes no mention of "two-headed eagles."

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • It was not until 1694 that Kino attempted to build the ship.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • These ruins, however, do not appear to have interested Kino to any great extent.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • Kino could not then pursue his exploration to the mouth of the river.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell


British Dictionary definitions for kino

kino

noun
  1. a dark red resin obtained from various tropical plants, esp an Indian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus marsupium, used as an astringent and in tanningAlso called: kino gum

Word Origin

C18: of West African origin; related to Mandingo keno
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