Zoology. a keellike part or ridge, especially a ridge of bone on the ventral side of the sternum of birds.
Botany. the two conjoined lower petals of a pea or bean flower that enclose the stamen and style.
- ca·ri·nal, adjective
Other definitions for Carina (2 of 2)
Astronomy. the Keel, a southern constellation, containing the bright star, Canopus: one of the constellations into which Argo is divided.
a female given name, form of Carin.
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“When things started to quiet down, my mom put all of us in the car and started to drive to Saigon,” says carina.
Like carina, she remembers a ghastly scene once the American soldiers withdrew.
“It was hard, because nobody could take 10 people and keep them,” carina says.
Now, as a parent herself, carina marvels at the sacrifices her own mother and father made.
Finally, in the spring of 1979, carina saw her own opportunity.
It seemed a pity to send them away uncomforted, when the look and the touch cost carina so little.
The pastor held out his hand to receive carina, who stared at him with large pleading eyes out of the grizzly wolf-skin coat.
It was on the sixth day after Atle's visit that the pastor, sitting alone in his study, called carina to him.
"No, no; you mustn't bring him here," said Agnes, seeing by carina's face that she was on the point of yielding.
carina, who formerly had run so eagerly into his arms, stood hesitating, as if she hoped to be excused.
British Dictionary definitions for carina (1 of 2)
a keel-like part or ridge, as in the breastbone of birds or the fused lower petals of a leguminous flower
British Dictionary definitions for Carina (2 of 2)
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
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