whooper

[hoo-per, hwoo-, woo-]
noun
1.
a person or thing that whoops.
3.
Informal. whooping crane.

Origin:
1650–60; whoop + -er1

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whooper or whooper swan (ˈwuːpə)
 
n
a large white Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, having a black bill with a yellow base and a noisy whooping cry
 
whooper swan or whooper swan
 
n

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Example sentences
The whooper is usually dark with dense down and dark legs.
For the folks who work with the cranes, spring isn't really here until the first whooper egg of the season arrives.
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