Definition of 'penguin'
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Example sentences containing 'penguin'
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Will kill birds as large as king penguins and fight over seal carcasses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We plant lavender around the enclosure and the penguins use that to build their nests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is very excited at the prospect of seeing emperor penguins. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Fur seals and penguins are most at risk due to dwindling food supplies. The Sun (2009)Beautifully photographed film about a colony of emperor penguins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Penguins use the same technique to catch prey. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Antarctic penguins and seals are rebuilding their populations. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The behaviour is highly unlikely to be due to an inability to tell the difference between a penguin and a seal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Beautifully photographed film about emperor penguins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He uses robot penguins with cameras for eyes that are so convincing you can barely tell them apart from the real thing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One hundred and one years ago, three men set out to see some penguins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If it had, the emperor penguin would surely have been worshipped. Christianity Today (2000)I understand that it is possible to see penguins there. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I love seeing penguins carrying their eggs. The Sun (2012)Who says penguins can't fly? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet people do ask, penguins technically being birds, and now they have an answer. Times, Sunday Times (2013) King penguins are expected to be driven into extinction in a matter of decades because of the impacts of global warming, a study has found. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'penguin'
British English: penguin /ˈpɛŋɡwɪn/ NOUN
A penguin is a black and white sea bird found mainly in the Antarctic. Penguins cannot fly.
- American English: penguin
- Arabic: بَطْرِيقٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pinguim
- Chinese: 企鹅
- Croatian: pingvin
- Czech: tučňák
- Danish: pingvin
- Dutch: pinguïn
- European Spanish: pingüino
- Finnish: pingviini
- French: pingouin
- German: Pinguin
- Greek: πιγκουίνος
- Italian: pinguino
- Japanese: ペンギン
- Korean: 펭귄
- Norwegian: pingvin
- Polish: pingwin
- European Portuguese: pinguim
- Romanian: pinguin
- Russian: пингвин
- Spanish: pingüino
- Swedish: pingvin
- Thai: นกเพนกวิน
- Turkish: penguen
- Ukrainian: пінгвін
- Vietnamese: chim cánh cụt
Definition of penguin from the Collins English Dictionary
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