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trumpeter swan Line breaks: trum|pet¦er swan

Definition of trumpeter swan in English:


A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a honking call, breeding in northern North America.
  • Cygnus buccinator, family Anatidae
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.

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