whooper swan


Definition of 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, "Peep the Stunning Winners of the Audubon Society’s Photo Contest," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of whooper swan

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Whooper swan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whooper%20swan. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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