Synonyms
Etymology

1. pelican

noun. ['ˈpɛləkən'] large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish.

Synonyms

  • Pelecanidae
  • Old world white pelican
  • pelecaniform seabird
  • Pelecanus onocrotalus
  • Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  • family Pelecanidae

Etymology

  • pellicane (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • pelecanus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Pelican

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Example sentences of the word pelican


1. Noun, singular or mass
A pelican's motivation for living near the water is the abundance of food.

2. Adjective
When the pelican swoops down over the water, he scoops up water and fish in his bill.

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