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pelican

noun pel·i·can \ˈpe-li-kən\

: a large ocean bird that has a large bag that is part of its lower bill for catching and holding fish

Full Definition of PELICAN

:  any of a genus (Pelecanus) of large web-footed fish-eating birds with a very large bill and distensible gular pouch

Origin of PELICAN

Middle English, from Old English pellican, from Late Latin pelecanus, from Greek pelekan
First Known Use: before 12th century
PELICAN Defined for Kids

pelican

noun pel·i·can \ˈpe-li-kən\

Definition of PELICAN for Kids

:  a large bird with webbed feet and a very large bill having a pouch on the lower part used to scoop in fish for food
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