from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of penguins, formerly coextensive with the family Spheniscidœ, and giving name to a family Aptenodytidœ, but now usually restricted to two large species, the emperor and king penguins, A. imperator and A. rex, or A. forsteri and A. pennanti, distinguished from all others by their great size and long, slender, somewhat curved bill. Both were formerly called the great or Patagonia penguin, A. patachonica. Also Aptenodyta and Apterodyta.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large penguins
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Broiled on live coals, the aptenodytes acquire a tafte differing little from that of pickled her - ring, and only in this manner cooked "did we find then eatable.
Throughout the whole of the day thefe aptenodytes neftle in pairs in their hbles, but foon as night approaches they flock in numbers to the (hore in fearch of fifh and other animals they make their prey; nor do they return to their afylums before the break of day.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.