alcatraz

See also: Alcatraz

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

alcatraz m ‎(plural alcatraces)

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