noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pellican, from Late Latin pelecanus, from Greek pelekan Date: before 12th century any of a genus (Pelecanus) of large web-footed fish-eating birds with a very large bill and distensible gular pouch

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  • pélican — [ pelikɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1210; lat. pelicanus, pelecanus, gr. pelekan ♦ Oiseau palmipède (pélécanidés), au bec très long, muni à la mandibule inférieure d une poche membraneuse dilatable, où il emmagasine la nourriture de ses petits. Le pélican blanc …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pelican — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pelican Información personal Origen Chicago, Illinois, EE. UU. Información artística Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • pelican — PELICÁN, pelicani, s.m. Pasăre acvatică migratoare de talie mare, cu pene albe, cu cioc lung şi puternic, cu un sac elastic sub maxilarul inferior, în care adună peştii cu care se hraneşte; babiţă (Pelecanus onocrotalux). [var.: pelecán, s.m.] –… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pelican — Pel i*can, n. [F. p[ e]lican, L. pelicanus, pelecanus, Gr. ?, ?, ?, the woodpecker, and also a water bird of the pelican kind, fr. ? to hew with an ax, akin to Skr. para[,c]u.] [Written also {pelecan}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any large webfooted bird of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PELICAN — PELICAN, one of the largest of water birds. Three species of the pelican (genus Pelecanus) are occasionally seen in Israel   in the nature preserve that was formerly part of the Ḥuleh swamps, as well as in fish ponds. The pelican may be the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pelican — bezeichnet: Pelican (Alaska), ein Fischerdorf in Alaska Pelican (Band), eine US amerikanische Post Metal Instrumentalband Siehe auch: Pelican Island Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pelican — Pelican, AK U.S. city in Alaska Population (2000): 163 Housing Units (2000): 94 Land area (2000): 0.581030 sq. miles (1.504861 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.123706 sq. miles (0.320396 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.704736 sq. miles (1.825257 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • pelican — (n.) O.E. pellicane, from L.L. pelecanus, from Gk. pelekan pelican (so used by Aristotle), apparently related to pelekas woodpecker and pelekys ax, perhaps so called from the shape of the bird s bill. Used in Septuagint to translate Heb. qaath.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pelican — m. pélican. voir ganta, grandgosier …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • Pelican — Pelican, Vogel, so v.w. Pelekan …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pélican — PÉLICAN: Se perce les flancs pour nourrir ses petits. Emblème du père de famille …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

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