be-wick swans

Bewick's swan

noun
a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill.

Origin:
1820–30; after T. Bewick

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Bewick's swan (ˈbjuːɪks)
 
n
a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
 
[named after Thomas Bewick (1753--1828), English engraver noted esp for his woodcuts of birds]

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