trumpeter swan

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

Origin of trumpeter swan

First recorded in 1700–10

Words Nearby trumpeter swan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use trumpeter swan in a sentence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for trumpeter swan

trumpeter swan

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

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