Definition: Meaning of, pelican in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpɛlɪk(ə)n /

  • noun
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pelican pelicans
  1. a large water bird that catches fish for food and stores them in a deep bag of skin under its beak
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pelican used in phrases

  • Old world white pelican (noun)
    1. similar to American white pelican
  • Pelican State (noun)
    1. a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • pelican crossing (noun)
    1. a place on some roads in Britain where someone who wants to cross the road can stop the traffic by pushing a button that changes the TRAFFIC LIGHTS
  • white pelican (noun)
    1. large American pelican; white with black wing feathers
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