Definition of Coscoroba

1. Noun. Large white South American bird intermediate in some respects between ducks and swans.

Group relationships: Genus Coscoroba
Generic synonyms: Swan



Definition of Coscoroba

1. n. A large, white, South American duck, of the genus Cascoroba, resembling a swan.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coscoroba

coryphodonts
coryphée
coryphées
corythosaur
corythosaurus
coryza
coryzae
coryzal
coryzas
coryzæ
cos
cos lettuce
cos site
cosalite
coscinomancy
coscoroba (current term)
coscreenwriter
coscreenwriters
coscript
coscripted
coscripting
coscripts
cose
coseasonal
coseasonally
cosec
cosecant
cosecants
cosech
cosechs

Literary usage of Coscoroba

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1. Popular Official Guide to the New York Zoological Park by New York Zoological Park, William Temple Hornaday, New York Zoological Society (1911)
"The coscoroba Goose is a native of southern South America, and a few years ago specimens were so rare in captivity that a pair sold for $300. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Its range seems to be much the same as that of the coscoroba, except that it comes farther to the ... except in the case of the coscoroba above mentioned. ..."

3. Rider's New York City and Vicinity, Including Newark, Yonkers and Jersey by Fremont Rider (1916)
"... South Australia and Tasmania, black in color; the coscoroba Goose (coscoroba coscoroba), the link between the goose and the swan, with long pink legs. ..."

4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1897)
"They are more or less migratory. I heard of a White Swan occurring near Rio Bueno now and then. This was most likely the coscoroba (coscoroba candida) ..."

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