penna definition

  • noun:
    • A contour feather of a bird, as distinguished from a down feather or a plume.
    • a contour feather
    • an ideal, or regular, feather.
    • In ornithology, a feather; a plume; particularly, a contour-feather, as distinguished from a down-feather or plumule; specially, one of several big rigid feathers of this wings or tail; one of the remiges or rectrices. See feather.
    • identical to pen-case.

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