marabou marabou  /ˈmɛ rə ˌbu/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments
  2. (n) the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. C H I N A D O L L: The high-voltage glamour of marabou feathers and innumerable flounces offset Galliano's choice of stark, white makeup.
  2. After a cursory view of PTI'S summary of events, the Generous Citizen points with pride to: A melancholy marabou.
  3. But most obvious was their use of shocking pink--so named by Americans after the launch of Schiap's perfume, Shocking--in taffeta dresses, marabou coats, and even wedgie shoes.

News

  1. MFA goes groovy

    Cool threads are hot as the Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibition, “Hippie Chic,” showcases the fanciest tie dyes, psychedelic prints and suede jackets of their time. And we’re not talking everyday camp-out-at-Woodstock-stroll-along-Haight-Ashbury wear, but their upscale counterparts. Think marabou feather chubby from Yves Saint Laurent, velvet tie-dye pant suit from Halston and a gypsy dress from ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. MFL goes groovy

    Cool threads are hot as the Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibition, “Hippie Chic,” showcases the fanciest tie dyes, psychedelic prints and suede jackets of their time. And we’re not talking everyday camp-out-at-Woodstock-stroll-along-Haight-Ashbury wear, but their upscale counterparts. Think marabou feather chubby from Yves Saint Laurent, velvet tie-dye pant suit from Halston and a gypsy dress from ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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