noun Etymology: obsolete English penguin great auk, perhaps from Welsh pen gwyn white head (applied to the bird in winter plumage) Date: 1588 any of various erect short-legged flightless aquatic birds (family Spheniscidae) of the southern hemisphere

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  • Penguin — (englisch für Pinguin) bezeichnet: eine in Großbritannien beheimatete Verlagsgruppe; siehe Penguin Verlag mehrere Inseln, siehe Penguin Island das Konzept eines Roboters zum Einsatz auf dem Mond; siehe Penguin (Mondsonde) ein von der norwegischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Penguin — многозначный термин. Penguin Books британское издательство. Penguin (ракета) противокорабельная ракета …   Википедия

  • Penguin — Penguin, so v.w. Fettgans. Daher Penguinsinseln, früherer Name der Falklandsinseln …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • penguin — 1570s, originally used of the great auk of Newfoundland (now extinct), shift in meaning to the Antarctic bird (which looks something like it, found by Drake in Magellan s Straits in 1578) is from 1580s. Of unknown origin, though often asserted to …   Etymology dictionary

  • penguin — ► NOUN ▪ a flightless black and white seabird of the southern hemisphere, with wings used as flippers. ORIGIN originally denoting the great auk: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • penguin — [peŋ′gwin, pen′gwin] n. [prob. < Welsh pen gwyn, lit., white head (or Bret pen gouin): ? in reference to a white headland on a N Atlantic island, near which they were found] 1. former name for GREAT AUK 2. any of an order (Sphenisciformes) of… …   English World dictionary

  • Penguin — Taxobox name = Penguins fossil range = Paleocene Recent image width = 250px image caption = Gentoo Penguin, Pygoscelis papua regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves infraclassis = Neognathae ordo = Sphenisciformes ordo authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • penguin — /peng gwin, pen /, n. Ornith. 1. any of several flightless, aquatic birds of the family Spheniscidae, of the Southern Hemisphere, having webbed feet and wings reduced to flippers. 2. Obs. See great auk. [1570 80; orig. uncert.; perh. < Welsh pen… …   Universalium

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  • Penguin — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Penguin Books est une maison d’édition britannique fondée en 1936 à Londres. Penguins de Pittsburgh est une franchise de hockey sur glace d Amérique du… …   Wikipédia en Français

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