noun, plural pel·i·kai [pel-i-kahy] /ˈpɛl ɪˌkaɪ/. Greek and Roman Antiquity.
a storage jar with two handles extending from the lip to the shoulder, characterized by an oval body that is wider at the base than at the neck and rests on a foot.
- pelican crossing,
- pelican flower,
- pelican hook,
- pelican state,
- peliosis hepatis,
Origin of pelike
First recorded in 1870–75, pelike is from the Greek word pelíkē pitcher
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