Bewick's swan

a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill.
[1820-30; after T. BEWICK]

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  • Bewick's swan — noun a bird of the Eurasian race of the tundra swan. [Cygnus columbianus bewickii.] Origin from the name of the English artist and engraver Thomas Bewick (1753–1828) …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Thomas Bewick — Infobox Person | name = Thomas Bewick other names = birth date = August 1753 birth place = Mickley, Northumberland, England death date = death date|1828|11|8|mf=y death place = Gateshead, Durham, England occupation = Wood engraver Ornithologist… …   Wikipedia

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