marabou

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From French marabou, an older spelling of marabout.

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marabou (plural marabous)

  1. Leptoptilos crumeniferus, a large wading bird native to Africa, with a naked head and neck adapted for scavenging.
  2. (dated, US, Louisiana) A person, five-eighths of whose ancestry is black; the offspring of a mulatto and a griffe.
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