Definition of Pelecaniformes

1. Noun. Pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants.




Definition of Pelecaniformes

1. n. pl. Those birds that are related to the pelican; the Totipalmi.

Medical Definition of Pelecaniformes

1. Those birds that are related to the pelican; the Totipalmi. Origin: NL. See Pelican, and -form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelecaniformes

pelagophyte
pelargonaldehyde
pelargonic
pelargonic acid
pelargonium
pelargoniums
pelargonoyl
pelargonoyls
pelas
pelasgic
pelau
pele
pelecan
pelecaniform
pelecaniform seabird
pelecaniformes (current term)
pelecans
pelecoid
pelecypod
pelecypoda
pelecypodous
pelecypods
pelehouse
pelehouses
pelerine
pelerines
peles
peleton
peletons
pelf

Literary usage of Pelecaniformes

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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1920)
"... with Observations on the Birds of Cocos and Clipperton Islands Plates I-VH. (Issued August 11, 1913) $1.00 (Columbiformes to pelecaniformes). ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... Frigate Birds (Fregati), Pelicans, Cormorants, and Gannets—these are the groups of birds which constitute the large order pelecaniformes. ..."

3. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1896)
"... ng [fossil], type L. clivus, n. sp., Miocene ? of Patagonia ; F. AMEGHINO, Bul. Inst. Geogr. Argent. IT, pp. 97 & 98, fig. 41. Order pelecaniformes. ..."

4. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"... Screamers I 2 Phoenicopteriformes, Flamingoes 2 7 Anseriformes, Swans, Geese, and Ducks 38 326 pelecaniformes, Cormorants and Pelicans 8 34 ..."

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