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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a keel; furnished with or exhibiting a longitudinal ridge resembling the keel of a boat, as a leaf or other object; ridged lengthwise in the middle underneath, as the sternum of a carinate bird (see cut under carinate); carinated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having a median ridge; carinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of keel.
  • adjective Furnished with a keel, especially a keel of a specified type

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship

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