larine

[lar-in]

adjective

characteristic of or resembling a gull.
of or relating to the suborder Lari, family Laridae, comprising the gulls.

Nearby words

  1. largish,
  2. largo,
  3. lari,
  4. lariam,
  5. lariat,
  6. larisa,
  7. larissa,
  8. larithmics,
  9. larixinic acid,
  10. lark

Origin of larine

< New Latin Larinae name of the subfamily, equivalent to Lar(us) genus name (< Greek láros a sea bird, a kind of gull) + -inae -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for larine

larine

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a gull
of, relating to, or belonging to the suborder Lari, which contains the gulls, terns, skuas, and skimmers

Word Origin for larine

C20: via New Latin from Larus genus name, from Greek laros a kind of gull

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