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larine

[ lar-in ]

adjective

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


larine

/ -rɪn; ˈlæraɪn /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of larine1

< New Latin Larinae name of the subfamily, equivalent to Lar ( us ) genus name (< Greek láros a sea bird, a kind of gull) + -inae -ine 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of larine1

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

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