black swan

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black swan

n
1. (Animals) a large Australian swan, Cygnus atratus, that has a black plumage and red bill
2. a phenomenon that occurs even though it had been thought to be impossible
[sense 2 from the fact all swans were thought to be white until black swans were discovered in Australia]
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Noun1.black swan - large Australian swan having black plumage and a red billblack swan - large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
genus Cygnus, Cygnus - a genus of Anatidae
Translations
cisne negro
mustajoutsen
cygne noir
svartsvanur
cigno nero