A felucca sailing on the Nile.
a small, narrow ship propelled by oars or lateen sails and used esp. in the Mediterranean
Origin of felucca; from Spanish ; from Arabic falūka ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek epholkion, small boat towed behind a ship
A narrow, swift, lateen-rigged sailing vessel, such as that used on the Nile or in the Mediterranean Sea.
Origin of feluccaItalian feluca, from Arabic falūka, sloop, from Greek epholkion, small boat towed after a ship, from ephelkein, to tow : ep-, epi-, epi- + helkein, to drag, pull.