Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Mar`a*bou" (m[a^]r"[.a]b[=oo]"), n. [F.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A large black-and-white carrion-eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose downy under-wing feathers are used to trim garments; called also {marabout}. The Asiatic species ({Leptoptilos dubius}, or {Leptoptilos argala}) is the adjutant. See {Adjutant}. [Written also {marabu}.] [1913 Webster]

2. One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe. [Louisiana] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of thrown raw silk, nearly white naturally, but capable of being dyed without scouring; also, a thin fabric made from it, as for scarfs, which resembles the feathers of the marabou in delicacy, -- whence the name. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Leptoptilos argala — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leptoptilos dubius — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ciconia — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leptoptilus crumeniferus — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marabou — Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose downy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marabout — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marabu — Marabou Mar a*bou (m[a^]r [.a]b[=oo] ), n. [F.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large black and white carrion eating stork of the genus {Leptoptilos} (formerly {Ciconia}), esp. the African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus} syn. {Leptoptilos crumenifer}), whose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ciconiiformes — Ciconiiformes …   Wikipédia en Français

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