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emperor penguin

the largest of the penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, of the coasts of Antarctica, having bluish-gray and black plumage on the back, head, and wings, a white chest, and a patch of orange on each side of the neck.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Zoologically, the flamingo is the most odd and interesting bird on the American continent except the emperor penguin.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • An interesting incident on November 26 was the discovery of an emperor penguin rookery.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Thus an entry in February ends with the following words: "An emperor penguin just come on a visit -- soup-kettle."

  • Dr. Herbert Klugh has calculated that the emperor penguin lives for thirty-five years.

    Antarctic Penguins George Murray Levick
  • We saw three blue whales during the day and one emperor penguin, a 58-lb.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
British Dictionary definitions for emperor penguin

emperor penguin

an Antarctic penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, with orange-yellow patches on the neck: the largest penguin, reaching a height of 1.3 m (4 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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