A Word With You: ALBATROSS

The ALBATROSS (9 letters) is not in the Official Scrabble Dictionary but it is in the Tournament dictionary. At nine letters, there needs to be something like an AL or a BA free on the board that one can play through, ad the appropriate letters to do so.

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Adult ALBATROSS can have a WINGSPAN of over 14 feet.  They find it very difficult to take off, but once in the air can stay in the air for weeks at a time, and will often circle the globe.

There are 14 species of ALBATROSS and all of them are endangered to some extent.

 

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