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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Spanish or Portuguese alcatraz (pelican), probably derived from Arabic الْغَطَّاس (al-ḡaṭṭās, the diver); or from Portuguese alcatruz (water wheel bucket), from Arabic الْقَادُوس (al-qādūs), from Ancient Greek κάδος (kádos, pail, jar), in reference to the pouch of a pelican.[1] In either case, altered under the influence of the Latin word albus (white). Not derived from modern Arabic قَطْرَس (qaṭras, albatross), which is perhaps borrowed from Spanish.

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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.

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Etymology 2Edit

See albatross around one’s neck.

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NounEdit

albatross (plural albatross or albatrosses)

  1. (figuratively) A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.

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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)

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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)