pelican

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English[edit]

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Pelicans.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pelican, pellican, pellicane, from Old English pellican(pelican), from Latin pelecānus, from Ancient Greek πελεκάν(pelekán), πέλεκυς(pélekus) "hatchet"

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛl.ɪ.kən/, /ˈpɛl.ə.kən/
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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.
  4. (dentistry) A set of forceps used to force overcrowded teeth apart.

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From Latin pelicānus.

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pelican m (plural pelicans)

  1. pelican (any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae)

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Borrowing from French pélican, from Latin pelicānus.

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pelican m ‎(plural pelicani)

  1. pelican (any of various seabirds of the family Pelecanidae)

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