Adjective "adelie" definition and examples

(Adelie may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈdālē ˌpeNGɡwin/

Definitions and examples

noun

A gregarious and territorial penguin of Antarctica, perhaps the most familiar of all the penguins. The adults have a distinctive white ring around the eye.
  1. 'The total migration for the Adélie penguins from their wintering area is on the order of several hundred miles, much of which they cover by swimming.'
  2. '‘We've predicted that the Adélie penguin will soon be locally extinct,’ Fraser, of the Polar Oceans Research Group, said.'

More definitions

1. a penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, occurring in large colonies in Antarctica.

More examples(as adjective)

"penguins can be adelie."

Origin

(Adélie penguin)