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emperor penguin

noun

Definition of emperor penguin

  1. :  a penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) that is the largest known and that is noted for the male's habit of incubating the egg between the feet and a fold of abdominal skin resembling a pouch —called also emperor



1885

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1885


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