whistling swan


whistling swan

noun

Definition of WHISTLING SWAN

First Known Use of WHISTLING SWAN

1785

whistling swan

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Species (Cygnus columbianus) of North American swan that calls with a soft, musical note. It has a black bill, usually with a small yellow spot near the eye. It breeds in the Arctic tundra and winters in shallow fresh or salt water, especially along eastern and western U.S. coasts.

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