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macaroni penguin

noun

Definition of macaroni penguin

  1. :  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 and Etymology 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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