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lazaretto

  
, lazaret, lazarette  
      n   pl   , -rettos, -rets, -rettes  
1      (Also called)    glory hole     (Nautical)   a small locker at the stern of a boat or a storeroom between decks of a ship  
2      (Also called)    lazar house, pesthouse          (formerly) a hospital for persons with infectious diseases, esp. leprosy  
     (C16: Italian, from lazzaro lazar)  


pesthouse         
      n  
Obsolete   a hospital for treating persons with infectious diseases,   (Also called)    lazaretto  
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penthouse, pesto, pest, pestle

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