Definition of trumpeter swan in English:

trumpeter swan

Syllabification: trum·pet·er swan


  • A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a honking call, breeding in northern North America.
    • Cygnus buccinator, family Anatidae
    More example sentences
    • The trumpeter swan, largest and rarest of the world's eight swan species, was once a common nesting bird in north, west, and central North America.
    • And in Wisconsin conservationists fear efforts to reintroduce the trumpeter swan could be undermined by the presence of its larger, more aggressive cousin.
    • The white form below us was not a rock but one of the most beautiful and graceful of creatures, the trumpeter swan.

More definitions of trumpeter swan

Definition of trumpeter swan in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
a tortoiseshell cat