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Noun: marabout  'ma-ru,boo
  1. Large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments
    - marabou, marabou stork, Leptoptilus crumeniferus
  2. A Muslim holy man, esp. in parts of North Africa
  3. The tomb of a Muslim holy man

Derived forms: marabouts

Type of: stork

Part of: genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus

Encyclopedia: Marabout