emperor penguin


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. emperipolesis,
  2. emperor,
  3. emperor butterfly,
  4. emperor jones, the,
  5. emperor moth,
  6. empery,
  7. emphasis,
  8. emphasise,
  9. emphasize,
  10. emphatic

Origin of emperor penguin

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for emperor penguin

emperor penguin

noun

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