Definition of emperor penguin in English:

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emperor penguin

noun

The largest penguin, which has a yellow patch on each side of the head and rears its young during the Antarctic winter.
  • Aptenodytes forsteri, family Spheniscidae.
Example sentences
  • The emperor penguin is the largest penguin species and also one of the few found in Antarctica.
  • Only one bird - the emperor penguin - will winter on Antarctica and use the frozen continent as a nursery.
  • I ended the book with a photograph of an emperor penguin chick from the Antarctic.

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