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jackass penguin definition

  • noun:
    • African penguin.
    • any species of penguin for the genus Spheniscus, of which several tend to be known. One species (Spheniscus demersus) inhabits the hawaiian islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another (Spheniscus Magellanicus) is available at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise just like the braying of an ass; -- ergo the name.
    • small penguin of South America and southern Africa with a braying call
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