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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sphenisciform seabird mean? 

  The noun SPHENISCIFORM SEABIRD has 1 sense:

1. flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins

  Familiarity information: SPHENISCIFORM SEABIRD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1sphenisciform seabird [BACK TO TOP]


Flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("sphenisciform seabird" is a kind of...):

sea bird; seabird; seafowl (a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sphenisciform seabird"):

penguin (short-legged flightless birds of cold southern especially Antarctic regions having webbed feet and wings modified as flippers)

Holonyms ("sphenisciform seabird" is a member of...):

order Sphenisciformes; Sphenisciformes (penguins)

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