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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·ba·tross /ˈælbəˌtrɔs, ˌtrɑs/
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ba·tross n.  Zool. A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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