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 for Ciconia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marabou \Mar`a*bou"\ (m[a^]r"[.a]b[=oo]"), n. [F.]
     1. (Zool.) A large black-and-white carrion-eating stork of
        the genus Leptoptilos (formerly Ciconia), esp. the
        African species ({Leptoptilus crumeniferus syn.
        Leptoptilos crumenifer), whose downy under-wing feathers
        are used to trim garments; called also marabout. The
        Asiatic species ({Leptoptilos dubius, or Leptoptilos
        argala) is the adjutant. See Adjutant. [Written also
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One having five eighths negro blood; the offspring of a
        mulatto and a griffe. [Louisiana] --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks [syn:
           Ciconia, genus Ciconia]

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