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whooper

[hoo-per, hwoo-, woo-] /ˈhu pər, ˈʰwu-, ˈwu-/
noun
1.
a person or thing that whoops.
3.
Informal. whooping crane.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; whoop + -er1
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for whooper

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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