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trumpeter swan

a large, pure-white, wild swan, Cygnus buccinator, of North America, having a sonorous cry: once near extinction, the species is now recovering.
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First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I thought of this room and of the trumpeter swan, and of how you and I used to listen on still nights and think we heard him.

    The Trumpeter Swan Temple Bailey
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trumpeter swan

a large swan, Cygnus buccinator, of W North America, having a white plumage and black bill
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