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Noun: Penelope  pu'ne-lu-pee
  1. A genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
    - genus Penelope
  2. (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them

Derived forms: Penelopes

Type of: bird genus, mythical being

Part of: Cracidae, family Cracidae

Encyclopedia: Penelope, TX