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Webster 1913 Edition


Alco


Al′co

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Noun.
A small South American dog, domesticated by the aborigines.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alco

AL'CO

,
Noun.
a quadruped of America, nearly resembling a dog, but mute and melancholy; and this circumstance seems to have given rise to the fable that dogs, transported to America become mute. The animal was used for food by the native Americans, and the first Spanish settlers; but it is said to be now extinct. It is known also by the name of Techichi.

Definition 2022


Alco

Alco

See also: alco, ALCO, and alço

Latin

Alternative forms

  • Alcōn

Proper noun

Alcō m (genitive Alcōnis); third declension

  1. A male given name — anciently held by:
    1. a son of Astraea
    2. a Sicilian craftsman
    3. a founder in bronze
    4. a slave
    5. an inhabitant of Saguntum

Declension

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Alcō
genitive Alcōnis
dative Alcōnī
accusative Alcōnem
ablative Alcōne
vocative Alcō

References

alco

alco

See also: ALCO, Alco, and alço

English

Noun

alco (plural alcos)

  1. A small South American dog, domesticated by the natives.

Etymology 2

Noun

alco (plural alcos)

  1. (slang, Britain, Australia) An alcoholic