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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 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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