brown pelican
noun Date: 1823 a pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) of American coasts that has a brownish body and a chiefly white or white with yellow head

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  • brown pelican — noun : an American pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) that is dusky brown above with gray wing coverts and tail, head largely white, neck chestnut brown, and grayish brown underparts, that breeds along the Atlantic coast from So. Carolina to Brazil …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown pelican —  (Pelecanus occidentalis), pelican species common along the southern U.S. coast. See pelican. * * * …   Universalium

  • california brown pelican — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : a Pacific coast pelican that is a variety (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) of the brown pelican and has a creamy head and bright red gular pouch …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pelican — /pel i keuhn/, n. 1. any of several large, totipalmate, fish eating birds of the family Pelecanidae, having a large bill with a distensible pouch. 2. a still or retort with two tubes that leave the body from the neck, curve in opposite directions …   Universalium

  • Pelican Island (Barbados) — This article describes the former island off Bridgetown and Fontabelle, Barbados. There is also a small Pelican Island within the Little Sisters island group in the British Virgin Islands, and a Pelican Island located north of Galveston Island in …   Wikipedia

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