king penguin

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Related to Aptenodytes patagonicus: Eudyptula minor, Pygoscelis papua

king penguin

n.
A large penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) of subantarctic regions, having an orange oval on the side of the face and a yellow patch at the base of the throat.

king penguin

n
(Animals) a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonica, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle

king′ pen`guin


n.
a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.king penguin - large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circleking penguin - large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle
penguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
Aptenodytes, genus Aptenodytes - large penguins
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