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Araucana

[ar-uh-kah-nuh] /ˌær əˈkɑ nə/
noun
1.
any of numerous varieties of domestic chickens derived from South American wild fowl, noted for producing pale blue, green, or pinkish eggs.
2.
a breed of Araucana, developed in the U.S., having ear tufts and no tail.
Also called Easter egg chicken.
Origin of Araucana
< American Spanish, feminine of araucano; see Araucan
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