Bewick's swan

noun Bew·ick's swan \ˈbyü-ik(s)-\
variants: less commonly

Bewick swan

Definition of Bewick's swan

  1. :  a white swan (Cygnus bewicki) of northern Asia and northeastern Europe that occasionally appears in western Europe in winter and is smaller than the whooper swan with a smaller and more orange patch of naked skin in front of the eye

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Origin and Etymology of bewick's swan

after Thomas Bewick †1828 English wood engraver who illustrated a book about birds


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