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 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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