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.
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- n. large penguins
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