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1    any flightless marine bird, such as Aptenodytes patagonica (king penguin) and Pygoscelis adeliae (Adélie penguin), of the order Sphenisciformes of cool southern, esp. Antarctic, regions: they have wings modified as flippers, webbed feet, and feathers lacking barbs  
   See also       emperor penguin       king penguin  
2       an obsolete name for       great auk  
     (C16: perhaps from Welsh pen gwyn, from pen head + gwyn white)  

emperor penguin  
      n   an Antarctic penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, with orange-yellow patches on the neck: the largest penguin, reaching a height of 1.3 m (4 ft.)  
fairy penguin  
      n   a small penguin, Eudyptula minor, with a bluish head and back, found on the Australian coast,   (Also called)    little, blue penguin  
king penguin  
      n   a large penguin, Aptenodytes patagonica, found on islands bordering the Antarctic Circle  
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