Variant of lazaretto
- a public hospital for poor people having contagious diseases, esp. for lepers
- a building or ship used as a quarantine station
- a storage space below deck in the stern of a ship or boat
Origin: It from Venetian lazareto, nazareto, after Venetian church of Santa Madonna di Nazaret, used as a plague hospital during the 15th circa ; initial l- by associated, association with lazzaro, leper: see lazar
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