noun. ['ˈpɛləkən'] large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish.
- Old world white pelican
- pelecaniform seabird
- Pelecanus onocrotalus
- Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
- family Pelecanidae
- pellicane (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- pelecanus (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Pelican
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.
When the pelican swoops down over the water, he scoops up water and fish in his bill.