Araucana

noun
Arau·​ca·​na | \ əˌrau̇ˈkänə\
plural -s

Definition of Araucana 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Araucana

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

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