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coscoroba swan Line breaks: cos|cor¦oba swan
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒskəˈrəʊbə/

Definition of coscoroba swan in English:


A small South American swan with white plumage and bright pink legs and feet.
  • Coscoroba coscoroba, family Anatidae
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.


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

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