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penna

[pen-uh] /ˈpɛn ə/
noun, plural pennae
[pen-ee] /ˈpɛn i/ (Show IPA).
Ornithology
1.
a contour feather, as distinguished from a down feather, plume, etc.
Origin
< Latin: feather. See pen1
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British Dictionary definitions for pennae

penna

/ˈpɛnə/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
1.
(ornithol) any large feather that has a vane and forms part of the main plumage of a bird
Derived Forms
pennaceous (pɛˈneɪʃəs) adjective
Word Origin
Latin: feather
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