albatross

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An alteration of Portuguese word alcatraz (gannet), under influence of the Latin word albus (white); alcatraz comes from Arabic القطرس (al-qaṭrās', sea eagle).

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Noun[edit]

albatross (plural albatross or albatrosses)

  1. Any of various large seabirds of the family Diomedeidae ranging widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
  2. (golf) A double eagle, or three under par on any one hole.
  3. (idiomatic) A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

albatross m (definite singular albatrossen, indefinite plural albatrosser, definite plural albatrossene)

  1. an albatross (a large oceanic bird of the Southern Hemisphere)

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albatross m (definite singular albatrossen, indefinite plural albatrossar, definite plural albatrossane)

  1. an albatross (as above)

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

albatross c (definite plural albatrossen, indefinite plural albatrosser, definite plural albatrosserna)

  1. an albatross (a large oceanic bird of the Southern Hemisphere)
  2. (golf) an albatross or double eagle (a score of three strokes under par for a hole)