the small North American subspecies, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, of the tundra swan.
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Origin of whistling swan
First recorded in 1775–85
Words nearby whistling swan
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British Dictionary definitions for whistling swan
a white North American swan, Cygnus columbianus, with a black bill and straight neckCompare mute swan
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