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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, the carina or keel of papilionaceous flowers.
  • n. In entomology, the unpaired appendage lying between the uncus and the intromittent organ of lepidopterous insects; the upper organ, or tegumen of White, consisting in the swallowtail butterflies of chitinous points on a membranous body.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of coleopterous insects of the family Scaphidiidæ, with two species, one of Europe, the other of the United States.
  • n. In Greek pottery, a vase of boat-like form.

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