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What is "Marabou" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 12-Jun-2024 (1 month, 4 days ago)
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Marabou
  • Large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments.
  • The downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments.
  • Marabou
    A soft feathery fluffy material prepared from turkey feathers or the coverts of marabous and used especially for trimming women's hats or clothes.
    Marabou
    A soft feathery and fluffy material that is made from turkey feathers and used on the trim of women's clothes and accessories.
    Marabou
    Marabou a fabric made of marabou silk, namely a thrown silk usually dyed in the gum.
    Marabou
    A thrown silk usually dyed in the gum or a fabric made of this silk.

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