pelican

See also: pélican

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Pelicans.

EtymologyEdit

From Old English pellicane, from Latin pelecānus, from Ancient Greek πελεκάν (pelekan).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛl.ɪ.kən/, /ˈpɛl.ə.kən/
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NounEdit

pelican (plural pelicans)

  1. Any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae, having a long bill with a distendable pouch.
  2. A native or resident of the American state of Louisiana.
  3. (chemistry, obsolete) A retort or still having a curved tube or tubes leading back from the head to the body for continuous condensation and redistillation.

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