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Definition of Marabou
Marabou Mar`a*bou", n.
A kind of thrown raw silk, nearly white naturally, but
capable of being dyed without scouring; also, a thin fabric
made from it, as for scarfs, which resembles the feathers of
the marabou in delicacy, -- whence the name.
MarabouMarabou Mar`a*bou", n. [F.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A large stork of the genus Leptoptilos
(formerly Ciconia), esp. the African species (L.
crumenifer), which furnishes plumes worn as ornaments.
The Asiatic species (L. dubius, or L. argala) is the
adjutant. See Adjutant. [Written also marabu.]
2. One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a
mulatto and a griffe. [Louisiana] --Bartlett.
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