1. Downy feathers of marabou storks used for trimming garments.
2. Large African black-and-white carion-eating stork; downy under-wing feathers are used to trim garments; SYN. marabout, marabou stork, Leptoptilus crumeniferus.
Storklike bird; adjutant bird; its down used in millinery; thin, downy silk.
Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus found in Africa. It is about 120 cm/4 ft tall, has a bald head, and eats snakes, lizards, insects, and carrion. It is largely dark gray and white and has an inflatable throat pouch.