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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CARINATE,
CARINATED, a. In botany, shaped like the keel of a ship; having a longitudinal prominency on the back like a keel; applied to a calyx, leaf or nectary.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship; "a carinate sepal" [syn: ridged, carinate, carinated, keeled] n
1: birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles [syn: carinate, carinate bird, flying bird] [ant: flightless bird, ratite, ratite bird]

Merriam Webster's

or carinated adjective Date: 1781 having or shaped like a keel or carina

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a bird) having a keeled breastbone (opp. RATITE). Etymology: L carinatus keeled f. carina keel

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Carinate Car"i*nate, Carinated Car"i*na`teda. [L. carinatus, fr. carina keel.] Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird).



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