American white pelican

noun

Definition of American white pelican

: the white, orange-billed pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) of North and Central America : white pelican We stopped to marvel as American white pelicans floated in the air with their nine-foot wingspans.— Jeff Schlegel, New York Times, 4 Sept. 2009

First Known Use of American white pelican

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“American white pelican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20white%20pelican. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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