Definition of coscoroba swan in English:

coscoroba swan

Syllabification: cos·co·ro·ba swan
Pronunciation: /ˌkäskəˈrōbə ˌswän
 
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noun

  • A small South American swan with white plumage and bright pink legs and feet.
    • Coscoroba coscoroba, family Anatidae
    More example sentences
    • Of the 7 types of swans in the world, the coscoroba swan is the smallest.
    • Later, we came across a pair of coscoroba swans that were at first mistaken as geese due to their smaller size, shorter necks and less graceful stature.
    • Waterfowl included the black-necked swans, coscoroba swans and the amusing steamer ducks.

Origin

early 19th century: coscoroba from the modern Latin taxonomic name, of unknown origin.

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