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cygnet n : a young swan

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  • /ˈsɪɡ.nət/


From Latin cygnus + -et diminutive suffix


  1. The immature young of a swan.


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Extensive Definition

Cygnet can mean:
cygnet in French: Cygnet

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

avifauna, baby bird, bird, bird of Jove, bird of Juno, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bird of passage, bird of prey, birdie, birdlife, birdy, cage bird, chick, diving bird, dove, eagle, eaglet, fish-eating bird, fledgling, flightless bird, fowl, fruit-eating bird, fulmar, game bird, insect-eating bird, migrant, migratory bird, nestling, oscine bird, owl, passerine bird, peacock, peafowl, peahen, perching bird, pigeon, ratite, sea bird, seed-eating bird, shore bird, songbird, squab, storm petrel, stormy petrel, swan, wading bird, warbler, water bird, waterfowl, wildfowl
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