Definition of trumpeter swan in English:

trumpeter swan


  • A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a honking call, breeding in northern North America.

    Cygnus buccinator, family Anatidae

    ‘The trumpeter swan, largest and rarest of the world's eight swan species, was once a common nesting bird in north, west, and central North America.’
    • ‘And in Wisconsin conservationists fear efforts to reintroduce the trumpeter swan could be undermined by the presence of its larger, more aggressive cousin.’
    • ‘The white form below us was not a rock but one of the most beautiful and graceful of creatures, the trumpeter swan.’
    • ‘With a little luck and patience, you can see moose, pronghorns, bighorn sheep, coyotes, wolves, black bears, and grizzlies as well as ospreys, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, and lots of other birds.’
    • ‘The diverse landscape acts as a migratory rest stop for more than 30,000 snow geese and 1,300 trumpeter swans, while the Skagit River produces important runs of all five species of salmon.’


trumpeter swan

/ˈtrəmpədər swän/ /ˈtrəmpədər swɑn/