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
Origin and Etymology of macaroni penguin
probably from the resemblance of the penguin's crest to headgear supposedly worn by macaronis
First Known Use: 1832See Words from the same year
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