Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leaf-beetles or chrysomelids, with short antennæ, tibiæ externally grooved, and pronotum laterally projected. It is represented in all parts of the world; about 30 species are known, of which 8 inhabit the United States, as L. scripta, the cottonwood leaf-beetle, which often does great damage by defoliating the groves of Populus monilifera in the Western States, and also feeds in the larval state on willows.
- n. A female given name, occasionally used in English.
- Short form of any female name ending in -lina, such as Angelina, Carolina, Evelina. It can also be construed as a rare feminine form of Linus. (Wiktionary)
“Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu.”
“Lina is an adventurer and treasure hunter who travels with the very strong but rather stupid swordsman Gourry.”
“That doesn't sound very exciting, but Lina is a fabulous character.”
“Enter an Indian Prince Charming who wants a proper wife (which Lina is not) and things get really interesting.”
“In a nutshell, while at her sister's wedding in India, American-raised Lina is introduced to the "bachelor from hell" as a future husband.”
“No. 5 seed Amélie Mauresmo of France faces a stiff test in Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 19, of Russia, ranked 48th in the world and a former world junior champion.”
“First he called Lina, and opened the door of the room where the secretary sat.”
“SIMON: When we got our second daughter, Lina, which is short for Paulina, we had gotten a little photograph, as we had for Elise.”
“For Curdie, he had already, as soon as the first rumour reached him, resolved, if no other instructions came, and the king continued unable to give orders, to call Lina and the creatures, and march to meet the enemy.”
“A 26-year-old resident of Damascus, the Syrian capital, who gave her name as Lina said their fight is one fight: We are unified in our resistance to dictators.”
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