Definition of Marabou stork

1. Noun. Large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments.

Exact synonyms: Leptoptilus Crumeniferus, Marabou, Marabout
Terms within: Marabou
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marabou Stork

maquette
maquettes
maqui
maquila
maquiladora
maquiladoras
maquilas
maquillage
maquillages
maquis
mar
mara
marabaraba
marabi
marabou
marabou stork (current term)
marabous
marabout
maraboutic
marabouts
marabunta
marabuntas
maraca
maracan
maracas
maracatu
maracock
maracocks
marae
maraes

Literary usage of Marabou stork

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"A kind of stork, more commonly called marabou-stork.—2. ... Soft and downy feathers found under the wings and tail of the marabou-stork. ..."

2. Notes of Travel in South Africa by Karl Johann Andersson, Charles John Andersson, Llewelyn Lloyd (1875)
"Vultures and the marabou stork fly at enormous altitudes. I believe that every species keeps to its own particular elevation, and that the atmosphere ..."

3. Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia: The Sources, Supply, and by Samuel White Baker, William Leonard Gage (1868)
"Vultures and the marabou stork fly at enormous altitudes. I believe that every species keeps to its own particular elevation, and that the atmosphere ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"Among the birds of prey observed might be mentioned the buzzard, vulture, and marabou stork. The first is everywhere, but the vulture and stork do not ..."

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