cygnet

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English[edit]

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Black Swan with cygnet
Male Mute Swan with cygnets
Trumpeter Swan with half-grown cygnet

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cignet, signet, from Anglo-Norman cignet, diminutive of Old French cigne (swan), from Latin cygnus, cycnus (swan), from Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos, swan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪɡ.nət/
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Noun[edit]

cygnet (plural cygnets)

  1. The young of a swan.
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, King John:
      I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan,
      Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death,
      And from the organ-pipe of frailty sings
      His soul and body to their lasting rest.

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