Definition of Trumpeter swan

1. Noun. Large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry.

Exact synonyms: Cygnus Buccinator, Trumpeter
Generic synonyms: Swan
Group relationships: Cygnus, Genus Cygnus



Definition of Trumpeter swan

1. Noun. The largest North American swan, ''Cygnus buccinator''; they have white plumage with a long neck, a short black bill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trumpeter Swan

trumpet
trumpet-wood
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trumpet creeper
trumpet flower
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trumpet sign
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trumpet vine
trumpet weed
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trumpeter-swan
trumpeter pigeon
trumpeter swan (current term)
trumpeter swans
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trumpetweed
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trumpie

Literary usage of Trumpeter swan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"trumpeter swan (Olor buccinator) in Western Minnestoa. A Correction.— I recorded the capture of a beautiful adult male of this species (see ' Auk," Vol. ..."

2. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"trumpeter swan, white; head glossed above with chestnut; bill, entirely black, without a tubercle; tail feathers, 24. " THIS is the most common swan in the ..."

3. Historical View of the Progress of Discovery on the More Northern Coasts of by Patrick Fraser Tytler, James Wilson (1832)
"... Golden-eye —Bewick's Swan — Trumpeter-swan—White Pelican—Great Northern Diver—Black-throated Diver—Guillemots. THE difficulties attending the completion ..."

4. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"trumpeter swan (Olar buccinator). Average Length. —• About 63 inches. Adult. — Bill longer than head; feathers of forehead ending in semi-elliptical outline ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The two species, the whistling swan (0. columbianus) and the trumpeter swan (O. buccinator) are much alike in appearance, being chiefly white, ..."

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