whooper swan

whooper swan

noun
a common, Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, distinguished by a yellow patch at the base of its bill, noted for its whooping cry.

Origin:
1875–80

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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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