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whooper swan

noun
1.
a common, Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, distinguished by a yellow patch at the base of its bill, noted for its whooping cry.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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whooper

/ˈwuːpə/
noun
1.
a large white Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, having a black bill with a yellow base and a noisy whooping cry
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