1. Saint personnage islamique.
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.
ETYM French, from Portu. marabuto, Arabic morâbit. Related to Maravedi.
A Muslim healer; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.
Muslim monk, saint or hermit; shrine or grave of such. Islamic holy man.
Thin downy silk.