whooping swan
Hooper Hoop"er, n. (Zo["o]l.) [So called from its note.] The European whistling, or wild, swan ({Olor cygnus}); -- called also {hooper swan}, {whooping swan}, and {elk}.

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  • Whooping swan — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooping swan — noun : whooper swan * * * whooping swan noun A whooper swan • • • Main Entry: ↑whoop …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whooping — Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop; chin cough; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping cough — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whooping crane — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hooper swan — Hooper Hoop er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) [So called from its note.] The European whistling, or wild, swan ({Olor cygnus}); called also {hooper swan}, {whooping swan}, and {elk} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whooper swan — noun common Old World swan noted for its whooping call • Syn: ↑whooper, ↑Cygnus cygnus • Derivationally related forms: ↑whoop (for: ↑whooper) • Hypernyms: ↑swan …   Useful english dictionary

  • whooper swan — a common, Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, distinguished by a yellow patch at the base of its bill, noted for its whooping cry. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Crus Americana — Whooping Whoop ing, a. & n. from {Whoop}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Whooping cough} (Med.), a violent, convulsive cough, returning at longer or shorter intervals, and consisting of several expirations, followed by a sonorous inspiration, or whoop;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whoop — n. & v. (also hoop) n. 1 a loud cry of or as of excitement etc. 2 a long rasping indrawn breath in whooping cough. v.intr. utter a whoop. Phrases and idioms: whooping cough an infectious bacterial disease, esp. of children, with a series of short …   Useful english dictionary

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