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English noun: albatross

1. albatross (cognition) (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps


SamplesShe was an albatross around his neck.


Synonymsmillstone


Broader (hypernym)balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

2. albatross (animal) large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight


Synonymsmollymawk


Broader (hypernym)oceanic bird, pelagic bird


Narrower (hyponym)black-footed albatross, Diomedea exulans, Diomedea nigripes, gooney, gooney bird, goonie, goony, wandering albatross


Member meronymDiomedeidae, family Diomedeidae









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