Definition of penguin
: any of various erect short-legged flightless aquatic birds (family Spheniscidae) of the southern hemisphere
Recent Examples of penguin from the Web
And don't forget about the Cape penguins at Boulders Beach!
Hundreds of scientists cycle through every year to study the perils of collapsing ice caps, the mating habits of penguins, the deep history of the Earth and the great mysteries of the cosmos.
There were pirate patches and plastic penguins, Landshark lager, and more than enough beach balls to smack you in the face on a regular basis.
There will also be winter princess and snowman characters in costume near the penguin exhibit for photo opportunities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
The competition’s Grand Prize went to Deborah Albert for her photo of a Gentoo penguin huddling over its chick, their beaks nearly touching.
THE PENGUIN COUNTERS Documentary explores the work of biologists in Antarctica, who chart the impact of climate change by keeping track of the penguin population.
There's real forward momentum now, even as there are minutes long scenes of Gordon eyeing Diane's cigarette, and Sky Ferreira scratching her armpit and talking about zebras and penguins.
The $68 million attraction highlighting African animals and foliage will open to the public in stages, beginning with its penguin habitat on Saturday.
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Origin and Etymology of penguin
obsolete English penguin great auk, perhaps from Welsh pen gwyn white head (applied to the bird in winter plumage)
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
PENGUIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of penguin for English Language Learners
: a black-and-white bird that cannot fly, that uses its wings for swimming, and that lives in or near the Antarctic
PENGUIN Defined for Kids
Definition of penguin for Students
: a short-legged seabird that cannot fly, uses its stiff wings for swimming, and is found in the colder regions of the southern hemisphere
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