carrel

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noun car·rel \ˈker-əl, ˈka-rəl\

Definition of carrel

  1. :  a table that is often partitioned or enclosed and is used for individual study especially in a library

Origin and Etymology of carrel

alteration of Middle English caroll, from Medieval Latin carola, perhaps from carola round dance, something circular, from Late Latin choraula choral song — more at carol


First Known Use: 1593


Carrel

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biographical name Car·rel \kə-ˈrel, ˈka-rəl\

Definition of Carrel

  1. Alexis 1873–1944 French surgeon and biologist


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