Part of speech: noun

A large fish - eating bird of warm regions, having a large pouch on the lower jaw, for the temporary storage of fish.

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Usage examples "pelican":

  1. The time during which Ledscha could repeat " When the moon is over Pelican Island" was past; already its course had led it beyond. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The pelican solves the problem by the length of his mandibles, this allowing so much spring that when open they bow apart to form a nice little landing net. - "Animals of the Past", Frederic A. Lucas.
  3. The Pelican now advanced to the space before the stump, and there was a murmur of excitement, because it was about to open the trial by a recital of wrongs done to the Bush creatures by white humanity. - "Dot and the Kangaroo", Ethel C. Pedley.