whooper swan


: a chiefly Eurasian swan (Cygnus cygnus) with a yellow and black bill compare trumpeter swan

Examples of whooper swan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diana Rebman, winner of the amateur category, had been hoping to photograph whooper swans on a cold day in Japan’s Akan-Mashu National Park, but the winds were very strong and the swans looked dirty. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 6 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whooper swan was in 1879

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“Whooper swan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whooper%20swan. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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