[ ar-uh-kah-nuh ]

  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 United States, having ear tufts and no tail.

Origin of Araucana

First recorded in 1920–25; from Latin American Spanish (Colombia), feminine of araucano; see Araucan
  • Also called Easter egg chicken.

Words Nearby Araucana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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