alcapton al·cap·ton (āl-kāp’tŏn’, -tən)
Variant of alkapton.
a son of Pelops and Hippodamia who married Euachme and became king of Megara. (in the Iliad) a Trojan chieftain slain by Idomeneus. Historical Examples The Megarensian maidens presented them to Sphinoe, daughter of Alcathous, who died a virgin. Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen Idomeneus slays Alcathous, over whose body a […]
a small island in W California, in San Francisco Bay: site of a U.S. penitentiary 1933–63. Contemporary Examples You see, gone are the days when a supernatural dramas like Lost or its rip-offs Alcatraz, Invasion, or The River dominated TV. ‘Resurrection’ Is TV’s Silliest Show and Probably Dead on Arrival Kevin Fallon March 6, 2014 […]
. a commander of a fortress. a jailer; the warden of a prison. Historical Examples Other cavaliers of rank and distinction waited on the count and the alcayde de los Donceles. Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Washington Irving But this brought him a visit from the alcayde, who commanded him to “forbear that noise.” […]
the palace of the Moorish kings in Seville, Spain: later used by Spanish kings. (lowercase) a castle or fortress of the Spanish Moors. Historical Examples She passed the lovely alcazar (l-kthr) Gardens, from which came the perfume of flowers and blossoms. The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis The old alcazar of the Moors was a […]