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pen·guin

 (pĕng′gwĭn, pĕn′-)
n.
1. Any of various stout, flightless aquatic birds of the family Spheniscidae, of the Southern Hemisphere, having flipperlike wings and webbed feet adapted for swimming and diving, short scalelike feathers, and white underparts with a dark back.
2. Obsolete The great auk.

[Possibly from Welsh pen gwyn, White Head (name of an island in Newfoundland), great auk : pen, chief, head (from Middle Welsh penn; see pendragon in Indo-European roots) + gwynn, white; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

penguin

(ˈpɛŋɡwɪn)
n
1. (Animals) any flightless marine bird, such as Aptenodytes patagonica (king penguin) and Pygoscelis adeliae (Adélie penguin), of the order Sphenisciformes of cool southern, esp Antarctic, regions: they have wings modified as flippers, webbed feet, and feathers lacking barbs. See also emperor penguin, king penguin
2. (Animals) an obsolete name for great auk
[C16: perhaps from Welsh pen gwyn, from pen head + gwyn white]

pen•guin

(ˈpɛŋ gwɪn, ˈpɛn-)

n.
1. any of various flightless aquatic birds of the order Sphenisciformes, of the Southern Hemisphere, having webbed feet and wings reduced to flippers.
2. Obs. great auk.
[1570–80; perhaps < Welsh pen gwyn literally, white head (referring to the great auk in winter plumage); misapplied to the Sphenisciformes]

pen·guin

(pĕng′gwĭn)
Any of various flightless sea birds having white feathers in front and black feathers in back and living mostly in or near Antarctica. With their webbed feet, narrow flipper-like wings, and scale-like feathers, penguins are adapted for swimming underwater, where they feed on fish and other sea animals. On land, they have an upright posture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flipperspenguin - short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers
family Spheniscidae, Spheniscidae - comprising all existing penguins
sphenisciform seabird - flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins
Adelie, Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae - medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie Coast of Antarctica
Aptenodytes patagonica, king penguin - large penguin on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle
Aptenodytes forsteri, emperor penguin - the largest penguin; an Antarctic penguin
jackass penguin, Spheniscus demersus - small penguin of South America and southern Africa with a braying call
crested penguin, rock hopper - small penguin of the Falkland Islands and New Zealand
Translations
بَطْرِيقٌطائِر البَطريق
пингвин
tučňák
pingvin
pingviini
pingvin
pingvin
mörgæs
ペンギン
펭귄
pingvinas
pingvīns
pinguinpinguini
tučniak
pingvin
pingvin
นกเพนกวิน
chim cánh cụt

penguin

[ˈpeŋgwɪn] Npingüino m

penguin

[ˈpɛŋgwɪn] npingouin m

penguin

nPinguin m; penguin suit (hum)Frack m, → Schwalbenschwanz m (hum)

penguin

[ˈpɛŋgwɪn] npinguino

penguin

(ˈpeŋgwin) noun
a large sea-bird which is found in Antarctic regions and which cannot fly.

penguin

بَطْرِيقٌ tučňák pingvin Pinguin πιγκουίνος pingüino pingviini pingouin pingvin pinguino ペンギン 펭귄 pinguïn pingvin pingwin pinguim пингвин pingvin นกเพนกวิน penguen chim cánh cụt 企鹅
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The sea was so highly luminous, that the tracks of the penguins were marked by a fiery wake, and the darkness of the sky was momentarily illuminated by the most vivid lightning.
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