[ lar-in ]
/ ˈlær ɪn /
characteristic of or resembling a gull.
of or relating to the suborder Lari, family Laridae, comprising the gulls.
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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
Words nearby larine
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British Dictionary definitions for larine
/ (ˈlæraɪn, -rɪn) /
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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