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; chin cough; hooping cough. --Dunglison.

{Whooping crane} (Zo["o]l.), a North American crane ({Crus Americana}) noted for the loud, whooplike note which it utters.

{Whooping swan} (Zo["o]l.), the whooper swan. See the Note under {Swan}. [1913 Webster]


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