alcatraz

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Arabic الغَطَّاس (al-ḡaṭṭās, the diver). Not derived from modern Arabic القَطْرَس (al-qaṭras, the albatross), which is instead perhaps borrowed from Spanish.

Noun[edit]

alcatraz m (plural alcatrazes)

  1. any of several species of seabird
    1. gannet (seabird of the genus Morus)
    2. pelican (seabird of the family Pelecanidae)
    3. albatross (seabird of the family Diomedeidae)
  2. bonesetter (one who realigns broken or disjointed bones)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Arabic الغَطَّاس (al-ḡaṭṭās, the diver). Not derived from modern Arabic القَطْرَس (al-qaṭras, the albatross), which is instead perhaps borrowed from Spanish.

Noun[edit]

alcatraz m (plural alcatraces)

  1. gannet (bird)
  2. (botany) arum (Arum)
  3. lily
  4. (Mexico) calla lily