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plural noun, singular nar·is [nair-is] /ˈnɛər ɪs/. Anatomy.
  1. the nostrils or the nasal passages.
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Origin of nares

1685–95; < Latin nārēs, plural of nāris a nostril; see nose
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Historical Examples

  • This illustration was overlooked by Nares, to whose Glossary you refer.

    Notes and Queries, Number 183, April 30, 1853


  • 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

    Harold Bindloss

British Dictionary definitions for nares


pl n singular naris (ˈnɛərɪs)
  1. anatomy the nostrils
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Word Origin

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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