a large Indian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, having a pinkish-brown neck and bill, a large naked pouch under the throat, and a military gait.
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Also called adjutant, adjutant bird.
Words nearby adjutant stork
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British Dictionary definitions for adjutant bird
either of two large carrion-eating storks, Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus, which are closely related and similar to the marabou and occur in S and SE Asia
Word Origin for adjutant bird
so called for its supposedly military gait
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