Spheniscus

noun Sphe·nis·cus \-ˈniskəs\

Definition of Spheniscus

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

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Origin and Etymology of spheniscus

New Latin, from Greek sphēniskos small wedge, diminutive of sphēn wedge; from the shortness of the wings — more at spoon


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