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Bewick's swan

noun
1.
a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; after T. Bewick
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Bewick's swan

/ˈbjuːɪks/
noun
1.
a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
Word Origin
named after Thomas Bewick (1753–1828), English engraver noted esp for his woodcuts of birds
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