plural -s
: a chicken of a South American breed distinguished by lack of tail feathers, by bushy tufts of feathers on each side of the head, and by the production of blue eggs

Word History


American Spanish, from feminine of araucano of Arauco, from Arauco, district in Chile + Spanish -ano -an

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“Araucana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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