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 for Carina
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carina \Ca*ri"na\, n. [L., keel.]
     1. (Bot.) A keel.
        (a) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of
            two petals, commonly united, which incloses the organs
            of fructification.
        (b) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a
            [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere;
           contains the start Canopus
      2: any of various keel-shaped structures or ridges such as that
         on the breastbone of a bird or that formed by the fused
         petals of a pea blossom

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