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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pelican

[ˈpɛlɪkən] npélican mpelican crossing n (British)passage m pour piétons (avec feux de circulation)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pelican

nPelikan m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pelican

[ˈpɛlɪkən] npellicano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pelican

(ˈpelikən) noun
a kind of large water-bird with a large beak with a pouch for carrying fish.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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