Definition of ringed penguin in English:

ringed penguin


  • 1The chinstrap or bearded penguin, Pygoscelis antarcticus, which has a thin black line that passes under the chin and connects with the black cap on each side of the head.

  • 2(In plural) a collective name for penguins of the genus Spheniscus, which have a band of white feathers on the head and an arc of black feathers on the breast and flanks.


Late 19th century.