macaroni penguin

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of macaroni penguin

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of macaroni penguin

probably from the resemblance of the penguin's crest to headgear supposedly worn by macaronis



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