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aptenodytes patachonica Explained

Aptenodytes Patachonica at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Penguin \Pen"guin\, n. [Perh. orig. the name of another bird,
and fr. W. pen head + gwyn white; or perh. from a native
South American name.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of the order Impennes, or Ptilopteri.
They are covered with short, thick feathers, almost
scalelike on the wings, which are without true quills.
They are unable to fly, but use their wings to aid in
diving, in which they are very expert. See {King penguin},
under {Jackass}.

Note: Penguins are found in the south temperate and antarctic
regions. The king penguins ({Aptenodytes Patachonica},
and {A. longirostris}) are the largest; the jackass
penguins ({Spheniscus}) and the rock hoppers
({Catarractes}) congregate in large numbers at their
breeding grounds.

2. (Bot.) The egg-shaped fleshy fruit of a West Indian plant
({Bromelia Pinguin}) of the Pineapple family; also, the
plant itself, which has rigid, pointed, and spiny-toothed
leaves, and is used for hedges. [Written also {pinguin}.]

{Arctic penguin} (Zo["o]l.), the great auk. See {Auk}.