whistling swan
noun Date: 1785 tundra swan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Whistling swan — Whistling Whis tling, a. & n. from {Whistle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}. {Whistling coot} (Zo[ o]l.), the American black scoter. {Whistling Dick}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whistling swan — n. a large, white, North American swan (Cygnus columbianus) usually having a yellow spot in front of the eye: it winters along the Atlantic coast of U.S …   English World dictionary

  • whistling swan — noun North American subspecies of tundra swan having a soft whistling note • Syn: ↑Cygnus columbianus columbianus • Hypernyms: ↑tundra swan, ↑Cygnus columbianus …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistling swan — whis′tling swan′ n. orn a North American swan, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, a subspecies of the tundra swan • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • whistling swan — the small North American subspecies, Cygnus columbianus columbianus, of the tundra swan. [1775 85] * * * Species (Cygnus columbianus) of North American swan that calls with a soft, musical note. It has a black bill, usually with a small yellow… …   Universalium

  • whistling swan — noun Alternative name for the Bewicks swan …   Wiktionary

  • whistling swan — noun a bird of the North American race of the tundra swan. [Cygnus columbianus columbianus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whistling swan — /wɪslɪŋ ˈswɒn/ (say wisling swon) noun a large North American swan, Cygnus columbianus, which in its adult form is pure white with black bill and feet, and has a small yellow spot on the bill in front of the eye …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Whistling — Whis tling, a. & n. from {Whistle}, v. [1913 Webster] {Whistling buoy}. (Naut.) See under {Buoy}. {Whistling coot} (Zo[ o]l.), the American black scoter. {Whistling Dick}. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An Australian shrike thrush ({Colluricincla Selbii}). (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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