macaroni penguin


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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