Definition of macaroni penguin in English:

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macaroni penguin

noun

A penguin with an orange crest, breeding on islands in the Antarctic.
  • Eudyptes chrysolophus, family Spheniscidae.
Example sentences
  • This is true for minke whale, Antarctic fur seal, Adelie, chinstrap, gentoo and macaroni penguins, black-browed albatross, and white-chinned and cape petrels.
  • Only macaroni penguins (including a subspecies, royal penguins) appear to be in reasonable health.
  • Commercial fishing also impacts macaroni penguins in Antarctica.

Origin

Early 19th century: so named because the orange crest was thought to resemble the hairstyle of dandies known as macaronies (see macaroni).

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