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