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