emperor penguin


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emperor penguin

n.
A large penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) of Antarctic regions, having yellow-orange patches on the neck.

emperor penguin

n
(Animals) an Antarctic penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, with orange-yellow patches on the neck: the largest penguin, reaching a height of 1.3 m (4 ft)

em′peror pen`guin


n.
the largest penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, of Antarctic coasts.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.emperor penguin - the largest penguinemperor penguin - the largest penguin; an Antarctic penguin
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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