felucca

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian feluca, from Arabic فلوكة (falūka).

Noun[edit]

felucca (plural feluccas)

  1. A traditional wooden shallow draught sailing boat used in the Mediterranean and along the Nile in Egypt, its rig consisting of one or two lateen sails.
    • "The ghostly feluccas passing along the canal are crewed by ghouls with wrapped heads." Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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