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Definition: Leptoptilos argala
(m[a^]r"[.a]b[=oo]"), n. [F.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A large black-and-white carrion-eating stork of
the genus Leptoptilos
), esp. the
African species (Leptoptilus crumeniferus
), whose downy under-wing feathers
are used to trim garments; called also marabout
Asiatic species (Leptoptilos dubius
, or Leptoptilos argala
) is the adjutant. See Adjutant
. [Written also
2. One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a
mulatto and a griffe. [Louisiana] --Bartlett.
3. 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]