Pronunciation: (ar"u-kä'nu), [key]
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.
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