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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of caravel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small lateen-rigged Mediterranean vessel with two masts, used to carry cargo
  • n. the sea blubber

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as caravel.
  • n. A species of jellyfish; sea blubber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caravel. A jelly-fish.
  • n. A basket; also, a chicken-coop.
  • n. See carval.

Etymologies

From Middle English carvile, from Dutch karveel, from Middle French caravelle, from Portuguese caravela, diminutive of caravo ("small vessel"), from Late Latin carabus ("small wicker boat decked with hide"), from Ancient Greek κάραβος (kárabos, "stag-beetle, crayfish, lobster, small boat"). (Wiktionary)

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