Definition of rockhopper in English:

rockhopper

Syllabification: rock·hop·per
Pronunciation: /ˈräkˌhäpər
 
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(also rockhopper penguin)

noun

  • A small penguin with a yellowish crest, breeding on subantarctic coastal cliffs that it ascends by hopping from rock to rock.
    • Eudyptes chrysocome, family Spheniscidae
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    • They are the main icon of the continent, and there are plenty of penguin names, including chinstraps, gentoos, jackasses, kings, macaronis, rockhoppers.
    • The rockhopper penguin looks like it has very crazy ‘hairstyle’.
    • This time will provide the window of opportunity to collect the baseline health data on mallard ducks and rockhopper penguins prior to the teals’ release.

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