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Origin of penna

< Latin: feather. See pen1


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noun plural -nae (-niː)
  1. ornithol any large feather that has a vane and forms part of the main plumage of a bird
Derived Formspennaceous (pɛˈneɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for penna

Latin: feather



abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania
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