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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ornithology, a genus of penguins, of the family Spheniscidæ, having a stout, compressed beak hooked at the end, and no crest; the jackass-penguins.
  • noun In entomology, a genus of heteromerous coleopterous insects, of the family Tenebrionidæ.
  • noun In mathematics, a sphenic number.

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  • noun type genus of the Spheniscidae: jackass penguins

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