Penguin

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Penguin Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers

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  • short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers

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Penguin Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Penguins are sea-birds in the family Spheniscidae. They use their wings to 'fly' underwater, but they cannot fly in the air. They are sea birds which eat fish and other sea food.

Penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere of the world: Antarctica, New Zealand, southern Australia, South Africa and South America. The furthest north they get is the Galapagos Islands, where the cold Humboldt Current flows past.



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* It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry. - Joe Moore


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Penguin Sample Sentences in News


  • Study of ancient emperor penguin populations creates concern for future of species
    The first study of ancient populations of the world's largest penguin, the emperor penguin, has raised serious concerns about the future prospects of the species. Read more on this news related to 'Penguin'
  • Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by the cold: Study
    Researchers looking at how climatic changes have affected the highly cold-adapted penguin - the tallest and heaviest of all penguin species - over the last 30,000 years suggest that only three populations survived the last ice age. Read more on this news related to 'Penguin'
  • Original Penguin by Munsingwear Expands Licensing Partnership With Longstanding Company in Mexico
    MIAMI -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced today that it has expanded its license agreement with Lyn De Mexico S.A. De C.V. granting rights under the Original Penguin(R) by Munsingwear(R) brand ... Read more on this news related to 'Penguin'

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