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penna

[pen-uh]
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noun, plural pen·nae [pen-ee] /ˈpɛn i/. Ornithology.
  1. a contour feather, as distinguished from a down feather, plume, etc.
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Origin of penna

< Latin: feather. See pen1

Penn.

or Penna

  1. Pennsylvania.
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penna

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

Word Origin

Latin: feather

Penn.

Penna

abbreviation for
  1. Pennsylvania
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