Leptoptilos

noun
Lep·​top·​ti·​los | \ lepˈtäptələs \

Definition of Leptoptilos

: a genus of storks consisting of the adjutant birds and marabous

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History and Etymology for Leptoptilos

New Latin, from lept- + Greek -ptilos -feathered, -winged (from ptilon down, feather)

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“Leptoptilos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leptoptilos. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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