marabou

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mar·a·bou / ˈmarəˌboō/ • n. (also marabou stork) 1. a large African stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) with a massive bill and large neck pouch. ∎  down from the marabou used for trimming clothing or on fishing lures.2. raw silk that can be dyed without being separated from the gum.