Magellanic penguin

noun

Definition of Magellanic penguin

: a penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) of the southern tip of South America and surrounding islands that has a pink mark above the eyes and two broad black bands on the neck and upper chest

First Known Use of Magellanic penguin

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Magellanic penguin was in 1826

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“Magellanic penguin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Magellanic%20penguin. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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