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pel·i·can

 (pĕl′ĭ-kən)
n.
Any of various large, web-footed birds of the genus Pelecanus primarily of tropical and warm regions, having a long straight bill from which hangs a distensible pouch of skin used for catching and holding fish.

[Middle English, from Old English pellican and from Old French pelican, both from Late Latin pelicānus, from Greek pelekan.]

pelican

(ˈpɛlɪkən)
n
(Animals) any aquatic bird of the tropical and warm water family Pelecanidae, such as P. onocrotalus (white pelican): order Pelecaniformes. They have a long straight flattened bill, with a distensible pouch for engulfing fish
[Old English pellican, from Late Latin pelicānus, from Greek pelekān; perhaps related to Greek pelekus axe, perhaps from the shape of the bird's bill; compare Greek pelekas woodpecker]

pel•i•can

(ˈpɛl ɪ kən)

n.
any of several large, web-footed birds of the family Pelecanidae, of warmer regions of the world, having an expandable throat pouch.
[before 1000; Middle English pellican, Old English < Late Latin pelicānus, variant of pelecān < Greek pelekan]

pel·i·can

(pĕl′ĭ-kən)
Any of various large, web-footed water birds of warm regions, having a large expandable pouch under the lower bill. The pouch is used for scooping up water and fish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelican - large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fishpelican - large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, white pelican - large American pelican; white with black wing feathers
Old world white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus - similar to American white pelican
Translations
بَجَعَةٌطائِر البَجَع
pelikán
pelikan
pelikaani
pelikan
pelikángödény
pelíkani
ペリカン
펠리컨
pelikanas
pelikāns
pelikán
pelikan
นกกระทุง
chim bồ nông

pelican

[ˈpelɪkən]
A. Npelícano m
B. CPD pelican crossing Nsemáforo m sonoro

pelican

[ˈpɛlɪkən] npélican mpelican crossing n (British)passage m pour piétons (avec feux de circulation)

pelican

nPelikan m

pelican

[ˈpɛlɪkən] npellicano

pelican

(ˈpelikən) noun
a kind of large water-bird with a large beak with a pouch for carrying fish.

pelican

بَجَعَةٌ pelikán pelikan Pelikan πελεκάνος pelícano pelikaani pélican pelikan pellicano ペリカン 펠리컨 pelikaan pelikan pelikan pelicano пеликан pelikan นกกระทุง pelikan chim bồ nông 鹈鹕
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Behind them a group of swaggering, half-drunken Yorkshire dalesmen, speaking a dialect which their own southland countrymen could scarce comprehend, their jerkins marked with the pelican, which showed that they had come over in the train of the north-country Stapletons.
Put out of countenance by the manner in which he thus "set foot" upon the New World, he uttered a loud cry, which so frightened the innumerable cormorants and pelicans that are always perched upon these movable quays, that they flew noisily away.
The country abounded with aquatic and land birds, such as swans, wild geese, brant, ducks of almost every description, pelicans, herons, gulls, snipes, curlews, eagles, vultures, crows, ravens, magpies, woodpeckers, pigeons, partridges, pheasants, grouse, and a great variety of singing birds.
Maston courageously menaced them with his steel hook, but he only succeeded in frightening some pelicans and teal, while tall flamingos stared stupidly at the party.
well, toucans and flamingoes and pelicans all had their bills in him.
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