macaroni penguin


macaroni penguin

noun

Definition of MACARONI PENGUIN

:  a small penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) that has an orange, yellow, and black crest on the head and a black chin and that breeds on subantarctic islands

Origin of MACARONI PENGUIN

probably from the resemblance of the penguin's crest to headgear supposedly worn by macaronis
First Known Use: 1832

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