marabou stork


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marabou stork large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flamingoes of East Africa have few natural enemies. In general, the only predators an adult flamingo need fear are the fish eagle and the marabou stork.
    • Marabou stork See Marabou. -- Saddle-billed stork, the African jabiru. See Jabiru.
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In literature:

Then I looked again, and it was a marabou stork.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
You're looking rather weedy, standing on one leg like a marabou stork!
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
One of the largest of these storks is the marabou.
"Harper's Young People, May 11, 1880" by Various