Pelican in her piety

Definition of Pelican in her piety

a representation of a pelican in the act of wounding her breast in order to nourish her young with her blood; - a practice fabulously attributed to the bird, on account of which it was adopted as a symbol of the Redeemer, and of charity.

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Pelargonic
Pelargonium
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Pele's hair
Pelecan
Pelecanidae
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pelecypod
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Peleus
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Pelican flower
Pelican ibis
-Pelican in her piety-
Pelican's foot
Pelick
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Pellibranchiata
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