- the nostrils or the nasal passages.
Origin of nares
1685–95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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Examples from the Web for nares
This illustration was overlooked by Nares, to whose Glossary you refer.
Agreeing in this derivation, we do not admit Nares's explanation.The Book of Christmas
Thomas K. Hervey
This was an offer too valuable to be disregarded, and was accepted by Captain Nares.The Great Frozen Sea
Albert Hastings Markham
Why is the nares anteri the ruling center of tone direction?Expressive Voice Culture
Jessie Eldridge Southwick
What he and Nares talked about was of no particular consequence.Long Odds
- anatomy the nostrils
C17: from Latin; related to Old English nasu, Latin nāsus nose
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Word Origin and History for nares
"nostrils," 1690s, from Latin nares, plural of naris "nostril," from PIE root *nas- (see nose (n.)).
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