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  Definition of Albatross
  1. large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
  2. (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"
Similar Words: mollymawk, millstone

 

Hyponyms: wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans, black-footed albatross, gooney, gooney bird, goonie, goony, Diomedea nigripes

 

Member Meronyms: Diomedeidae, family Diomedeidae

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: القَطْرَس   Bosnian: albatros  
Chinese: 信天翁   Croatian: albatros  
Dutch: albatros   Finnish: albatrossi  
French: albatros   German: Albatros  
Italian: albatro   Japanese: あほうどり  
Korean: 신천옹   Maltese: albatros  
Portuguese: albatroz   Russian: альбатрос  
Spanish: аlbatros  
 
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