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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • German-born British prince consort. Born into the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, he married (1840) his cousin, Queen Victoria, and was noted as a patron of British arts, sciences, and industry.
  • Lake,A shallow lake of east-central Africa in the Great Rift Valley on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1864, the explorer Sir Samuel Baker named the lake for Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's consort.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A short watch-chain made with a cross-bar designed to be passed through a buttonhole.

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  • proper noun A male given name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)

Etymologies

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From Germanic adal (noble) + berht (bright); Old English Æþelbeorht. It became popular in 19th century England due to Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

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