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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.
Origin of emperor penguin
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • An interesting incident on November 26 was the discovery of an emperor penguin rookery.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • We saw three blue whales during the day and one emperor penguin, a 58-lb.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • 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
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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