emperor penguin
noun Date: 1885 a penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) that is the largest known and that is noted for the male's habit of incubating the egg between the feet and a fold of abdominal skin resembling a pouch — called also emperor

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  • emperor penguin — n. the largest penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), found only in Antarctica and growing to four feet in height …   English World dictionary

  • Emperor Penguin — Taxobox name = Emperor Penguin status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref=IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49667|title=Aptenodytes forsteri|downloaded=12 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this… …   Wikipedia

  • emperor penguin — noun the largest penguin; an Antarctic penguin • Syn: ↑Aptenodytes forsteri • Hypernyms: ↑penguin • Member Holonyms: ↑Aptenodytes, ↑genus Aptenodytes * * * ˈemperor penguin 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • emperor penguin — imperatoriškasis pingvinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aptenodytes forsteri angl. emperor penguin vok. Kaiserpinguin, m rus. императорский пингвин, m pranc. manchot empereur, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • emperor penguin — the largest of the penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, of the coasts of Antarctica, having bluish gray and black plumage on the back, head, and wings, a white chest, and a patch of orange on each side of the neck. See illus. under penguin. [1880 85]… …   Universalium

  • emperor penguin — noun the largest kind of penguin, which breeds in the Antarctic and has a yellow patch on each side of the head. [Aptenodytes forsteri.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • emperor penguin — em′peror pen guin n. orn the largest penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, of Antarctic coasts • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • emperor penguin — noun the largest of the penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, inhabits Antarctica …   Wiktionary

  • emperor penguin — /ɛmpərə ˈpɛŋgwən/ (say empuhruh penggwuhn) noun the largest of the penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, of the Antarctic, noted for its habit of holding its egg or young between the feet in a fold of abdominal skin resembling a pouch …   Australian English dictionary

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