also marabout noun Etymology: French marabout, literally, marabout Date: 1819 1. a. a soft feathery fluffy material prepared from turkey feathers or the coverts of marabous and used especially for trimming women's hats or clothes b. (marabou) a large dark gray African stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) that has a distensible pouch of pink skin at the front of the neck and feeds especially on carrion — called also marabou stork 2. a. a thrown silk usually dyed in the gum b. a fabric made of this silk

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