Ptilopteri
Ptilopteri Pti*lop"te*ri, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a downy feather + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of birds including only the penguins. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Aptenodytes longirostris — Penguin Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aptenodytes Patachonica — Penguin Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arctic penguin — Penguin Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bromelia Pinguin — Penguin Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Penguin — Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers, almost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinguin — Penguin Pen guin, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird, and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native South American name.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri. They are covered with short, thick feathers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Пингвин — Пингвин. П. называются лишенные способности летать птицы,свойственные исключительно южному полушарию и составляющие, в числе 20видов, одно Семейство (Spheniscidae или Aptenodytidae), относящееся ксамостоятельному отряду (Impennes, Ptilopteri или… …   Энциклопедия Брокгауза и Ефрона

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