from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The only genus of Pelecanidæ, having the bill slender and several times as long as the head, with a hook or nail at the end, and the mandibular rami divaricated, supporting an enormous pouch.
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- n. type genus of the Pelecanidae
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A pelican (_pelecanus onocrotalus_) was killed as he passed by, and many geese and ducks flew over the camp.
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