a tundra swan subspecies, Cygnus columbianus bewickii, of Eurasia, having white plumage, black legs, and a yellow patch on a black bill.
a white Old World swan, Cygnus bewickii, having a black bill with a small yellow base
to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me. Contemporary Examples A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse. The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags Robin Givhan April 7, 2013 Historical Examples Every now and then he did bewilder her by flights of thought which she found herself incapable of following. […]
completely puzzled or confused; perplexed. to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me. Contemporary Examples Instead of penalizing Haller he let the goal stand, to the bewildered fury of all England. England’s Misery Harold Evans June 26, 2010 He tells the bewildered Narnians: ‘I’m so very old: hundreds and hundreds of years […]
bewildered state. a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people. Contemporary Examples By 1996, Haitians were scratching their heads in bewilderment, asking themselves Why has America come to save us? Bill Clinton’s Shameful Haiti Legacy Bob Shacochis January 18, 2010 There were two modes of […]
extremely confusing: a bewildering schedule of events. to confuse or puzzle completely; perplex: These shifting attitudes bewilder me. Contemporary Examples They have to contend with a bewildering Washington bureaucracy. Patients, Not Government, Can Fix Health Care John Barrasso November 20, 2009 Yet, it is still routine to see a bewildering insistence on defeat. Defeating the […]