Spheniscus

noun
Sphe·​nis·​cus | \ -ˈniskəs \

Definition of Spheniscus

: a genus of penguins that is type of the family Spheniscidae and includes the jackass penguin

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History and Etymology for Spheniscus

New Latin, from Greek sphēniskos small wedge, diminutive of sphēn wedge; from the shortness of the wings

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“Spheniscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spheniscus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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