how to pronounce albatross

ælbətɹɑːs

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meanings of albatross

noun:

  1. Any of various African and Asian pierid butterflies of the genus Appias. Some species of this genus are also known as puffins.
  2. A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.
  3. 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.
  4. A double eagle, or three under par on any one hole, except a par 3 hole.