Definition of Adélie penguin in English:

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Adélie penguin

Pronunciation: /əˈdālē ˌpeNGɡwin/


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A gregarious and territorial penguin of Antarctica, perhaps the most familiar of all the penguins. The adults have a distinctive white ring around the eye.
  • Pygoscelis adeliae, family Spheniscidae.
Example sentences
  • The researchers examined well-preserved bones of Adélie penguins found in Antarctica and compared them to the birds’ living descendants.
  • The total migration for the Adélie penguins from their wintering area is on the order of several hundred miles, much of which they cover by swimming.
  • ‘We've predicted that the Adélie penguin will soon be locally extinct,’ Fraser, of the Polar Oceans Research Group, said.

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Syllabification: A·dé·lie pen·guin

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