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Cyg·nus

 (sĭg′nəs)
n.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb. Also called Northern Cross, Swan.

[Latin cygnus, swan; see cygnet.]

Cygnus

(ˈsɪɡnəs)
n, Latin genitive Cygni (ˈsɪɡnaɪ)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way. The constellation contains the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, the intense radio galaxy Cygnus A, and the intense galactic X-ray source Cygnus X–1, which is probably a black hole
[Latin: swan; see cygnet]

Cyg•nus

(ˈsɪg nəs)

n. gen. -ni (-nī).
the Swan, a northern constellation SW of Draco, containing the bright star Deneb.
[< Latin: swan; see cygnet]

Cyg·nus

(sĭg′nəs)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cygnus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky WayCygnus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole
Deneb - the brightest star in Cygnus
Northern Cross - a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus
2.Cygnus - a genus of AnatidaeCygnus - a genus of Anatidae      
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Cygnus olor, mute swan - soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated
Cygnus cygnus, whooper swan, whooper - common Old World swan noted for its whooping call
Cygnus columbianus, tundra swan - swan that nests in tundra regions of the New and Old Worlds
Cygnus buccinator, trumpeter swan, trumpeter - large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
black swan, Cygnus atratus - large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
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