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Definition of the noun carinate

What does carinate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. birds having keeled breastbones for attachment of flight muscles
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of carinate: carinate bird / flying bird
    • antonym of carinate: ratite
    • more generic word: bird = warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
    • part: keel = the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

Definition of the adjective carinate

What does carinate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship

Alternative definition of the adjective carinate


  1. Keel-shaped, as in a boat's keel.
  2. [ornithology] Of a bird, having a keeled breastbone allowing the attachment of flight muscles.


Carinate is a shape in pottery, glassware and artistic design usually applied to amphorae or vases. The shape is defined by the joining of a rounded base to the sides of an inward sloping vessel. This design is seen in ancient cultures such as recovered in archaeological digs in such sites as the palace of Knossos in Minoan Crete. An alternate adjectival form of this design is carinated.

Phrases with Carinate

  1. carinate bird
  2. Carinate Dome
  3. Carinate Lacuna
  4. Carinate Alvania
  5. Carinate Gadinia
  6. Carinate Shipworm
  7. Carinate Dovesnail
  8. Carinate Pillsnail
  9. Carinate Slitmouth
  10. Carinate Clutch Crab
  11. Carinate Glass Shrimp
  12. Carinate Mountainsnail
  13. Carinate Curly-Tailed Lizard

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Carinate

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Plants (1872)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous to Britain. Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by G. Don and D. Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

Leaves oblong smooth ciliated, Flowers terminal in umbe , Calyxes smooth 2952 Leave: ovate oblong glandular scattered, Peduncle glutinous aggregate terminal twice as long as leaves 9953 Leaves linear carinate mucronate at the edge ...

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

Lcornered obtuse ciliated, Flowers terminal m Leaves linear obtuse smooth spreading, Flowers terminal solitary 2943 Leaves linear carinate mucronate villous, Peduncles l-llowered terminal corymbose 2!)“ Leaves Llcm'nered acute dotted ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The tongue is acute or obtuse ; bifid, or divided into two lobes; carinate, or ridged on the surface ; dentate, or covered with teeth; papillous, or covered with fleshy points. 7. The palate is smooth (destitute of teeth or tubercles) or it is denticulate.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

CAREY See TORTOISESHELL CARINA See CARINATE. CARINATE Having carinas, or keels, as seen in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory (2004)

Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks

Lamellar removals are usedto create carinate and noseended scrapers onthick flakes or chunks, as well as thickedged carinate ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Black; shells smooth, with a single angle; the thorax is narrower than the shells; the head is depressed, carinate. Found in the southern parts of Europe. CARINATA. Black; thorax orbicular; shells raised with three smooth lines. Inhabits the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

most have had a common ancestor nearer to them than is the ancestor of any Carinate form seems to need no proof. If we add to these the JEpyornis of Madagascar, the fossil Ratitm of the Siwalik rocks,1 and the as yet but partially recognized ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Natural History

CARINATE B1KDS— ORDER TINAMIFORMES—THE TJNAMOUS. 225 observations 011 the ways of the kiwis in a state of nature are singularly deficient, and it is to be feared that the members of the genus Apteryx will disappear from the face ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

a low morphological rank, the Carinate type (Ichthyornis) is furnished with teeth set in sockets, and showing a ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

Generic character : body carinate on each side, somewhat lengthened, and covered with bony plates ; dorsal fin single, with distinct spines between it and the head; ventral fins behind the pectoral, but above the sternum. There are thirteen ...

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Carinate Meaning

Video shows what carinate means. Keel-shaped, as in a boat's keel.. Of a bird, having a keeled breastbone allowing the attachment of flight muscles.. Carinate ...

Scrabble value of C3A1R1I1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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