Frigate pelican


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frigate pelican (Zoöl) Same as Frigate bird.
    • Frigate pelican (Zoöl) the frigate bird. See under Frigate.
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In literature:

Its line is believed to survive in the gannets, cormorants, pelicans, and frigate-birds of to-day.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
On entering the Bay of Pernambuco, the frigate pelican is seen watching the shoals of fish from a prodigious height.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
Together they would see pelicans lurch into the sea, frigate birds ride the wind, herons take the sun.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett