Definition of king penguin in English:

king penguin

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noun

A large penguin native to the Falklands and other Antarctic islands.
  • Aptenodytes patagonica, family Spheniscidae
More example sentences
  • Similar in size to present-day yellow-eyed or king penguins, Waimanu penguins stood about 26 to 30 inches tall.
  • The rest stay aboard a 233-foot Finnish research vessel, taking day trips to see the island's king penguins, elephant seals, and giant petrels.
  • While king penguins are a sub-Antarctic species, being based on islands dotted around the continent, emperor penguins are animals of the deep south.

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