Definition of Pelecanus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Pelecanidae.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelecanus

Pelagian
Pelagian Islands
Pelargonium
Pelargonium graveolens
Pelargonium hortorum
Pelargonium limoneum
Pelargonium odoratissimum
Pelargonium peltatum
Pelasgian
Pelasgians
Pelasgic
Pele
Pele-type
Pelecanidae
Pelecanoididae
Pelecanus
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Peleg
Peleus
Pelew
Pelham
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Pelican State
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
Pell's equation
Pella
Pellaea
Pellaea andromedifolia

Literary usage of Pelecanus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1899)
"\V. RICHMOND, Washington, DC pelecanus occidentalis vs. ... He divides pelecanus onocrotalus into two varieties, a. orientalis, and ß. occidentalis; ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"pelecanus, Lin. • The Pelicans comprise all those in which the base of the bill is found to have some part destitute of feathers. ..."

3. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Genus pelecanus, Linnaeus. Six species of this remarkable genus of birds ... Of the members of the genus pelecanus the present may be regarded as one of the ..."

4. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"... resembles that of the Pelicans, Cormorants, and Anhingas, as well as in a less degree that of the Gannets. GENUS IV.—pelecanus, Linn. PELICAN. ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"Otherwise the type of pelecanus would be P. aquila, as Fregata is tenable as a generic ... Monotypic, with the "Fregate" = pelecanus aquilus Linn, as type. ..."

6. Annae Comnenae, Porphyrogenitae, Alexias by Anna Comnena, August Reifferscheid (1884)
"pelecanus II 91, 23. 93, 32.100, 3. 101, 16. 104, 28. 109, 2. 21. 32 Philippi I 34, 9 Philippopolis 1192, 20. 224, 19. ..."

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