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felucca

[ fuh-luhk-uh, -loo-kuh ]
/ fəˈlʌk ə, -ˈlu kə /
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noun

a sailing vessel, lateen-rigged on two masts, used in the Mediterranean Sea and along the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.
a small fishing boat formerly used in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Origin of felucca

1620–30; earlier falluca<Spanish faluca, earlier variant of falúa, perhaps <Catalan faluga<Arabic falūwah small cargo ship
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British Dictionary definitions for felucca

felucca
/ (fɛˈlʌkə) /

noun

a narrow lateen-rigged vessel of the Mediterranean

Word Origin for felucca

C17: from Italian felucca, probably from obsolete Spanish faluca, probably from Arabic fulūk ships, from Greek epholkion small boat, from ephelkein to tow
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