Definition of 'pelican'
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Example sentences containing 'pelican'
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Crossing back over the pelican crossing, I read the letters page as I walked up Malone Avenue. MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)Twenty minutes later she was hovering on the southern side of the park, at the edge of the pelican lake, as the lunch hour approached. THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS (2003)
A brown pelican coasted a few feet above the still water, carried along by a warm draft from the west. OFF THE CHART (2003)
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Used Occasionally. pelican is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pelican'
British English: pelican /ˈpɛlɪkən/ NOUN
A pelican is a type of large water bird. It catches fish and keeps them in the bottom part of its beak which is shaped like a large bag.
- American English: pelican
- Arabic: بَجَعَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pelicano
- Chinese: 鹈鹕
- Croatian: pelikan
- Czech: pelikán
- Danish: pelikan
- Dutch: pelikaan
- European Spanish: pelícano
- Finnish: pelikaani
- French: pélican
- German: Pelikan
- Greek: πελεκάνος
- Italian: pellicano
- Japanese: ペリカン
- Korean: 펠리컨
- Norwegian: pelikan
- Polish: pelikan
- European Portuguese: pelicano
- Romanian: pelican
- Russian: пеликан
- Spanish: pelícano
- Swedish: pelikan
- Thai: นกกระทุง
- Turkish: pelikan
- Ukrainian: пелікан
- Vietnamese: chim bồ nông
Definition of pelican from the Collins English Dictionary
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