Pinguinus

noun
Pin·​gui·​nus | \ˈpiŋgwənəs, piŋˈgwīn-\

Definition of Pinguinus 

: a genus of very large extinct flightless seabirds (family Alcidae) containing solely the great auk

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History and Etymology for Pinguinus

New Latin, from French pingouin great auk, from English penguin

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