trumpeter swan


noun

a large, pure-white, wild swan, Cygnus buccinator, of North America, having a sonorous cry: once near extinction, the species is now recovering.

Nearby words

  1. trumpet marine,
  2. trumpet vine,
  3. trumpet-leaf,
  4. trumpet-tree,
  5. trumpeter,
  6. trumpetfish,
  7. trumpetry,
  8. trumpets,
  9. trumpetweed,
  10. trumps

Origin of trumpeter swan

First recorded in 1700–10

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for trumpeter swan

trumpeter swan

noun

a large swan, Cygnus buccinator, of W North America, having a white plumage and black bill
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012