Lazaretto Definition

-rĕt
lazarets, lazarettes, lazarettos
noun
A public hospital for poor people having contagious diseases, esp. for lepers.
Webster's New World
A building or ship used as a quarantine station.
Webster's New World
A storage space below deck in the stern of a ship or boat.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Lazaretto

Noun

Singular:
lazaretto
Plural:
lazarettoes, lazarettos

Origin of Lazaretto

  • Italian lazzaretto blend of lazzaro lazar (from Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus lazar) dialectal Nazareto , popular name for a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian lazzaretto.

    From Wiktionary

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