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marabou

noun mar·a·bou \ˈma-rə-ˌbü\

Definition of marabou

  1. 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. 2 a :  silk composed of several twisted threads that is dyed before the sericin has been removed b :  a fabric made of this silk




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