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  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.
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Origin of Araucana

< American Spanish, feminine of araucano; see Araucan
Also called Easter egg chicken.
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  • Ercilla has devoted the twenty-fourth canto of the Araucana to the splendid episode of the battle of Lepanto.

    History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain

    William H. Prescott