Albatross ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Albatross ( noun )

  1. A large seabird with long wings and a hooked bill, typically found in the southern hemisphere.
  2. A metaphor for a problem or burden that one cannot get rid of.

Origin:

The word "albatross" comes from the spanish word "alcatraz" meaning "pelican" which was later anglicized to "albatross".

Examples:

  1. The albatross is a majestic bird that can soar for hours without flapping its wings.
  2. He felt that the mortgage on his house was an albatross around his neck.
  3. The poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge features an albatross as a central symbol of guilt.
  4. In golfing, the term albatross is used to describe a score of three strokes under par on a hole.
  5. Albatross populations have been in decline due to habitat loss and plastic pollution.

(As a verb)

Albatross ( verb )

  1. A large seabird with long wings and a hooked bill, typically found in the southern hemisphere.
  2. A metaphor for a problem or burden that one cannot get rid of.

Origin:

The word "albatross" comes from the spanish word "alcatraz" meaning "pelican" which was later anglicized to "albatross".

Examples:

  1. The albatross is a majestic bird that can soar for hours without flapping its wings.
  2. He felt that the mortgage on his house was an albatross around his neck.
  3. The poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge features an albatross as a central symbol of guilt.
  4. In golfing, the term albatross is used to describe a score of three strokes under par on a hole.
  5. Albatross populations have been in decline due to habitat loss and plastic pollution.
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