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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb. Also called Northern Cross, Swan.
[Latin cygnus, swan; see cygnet.]
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]
n. gen. -ni (-nī).
the Swan, a northern constellation SW of Draco, containing the bright star Deneb.
[< Latin: swan; see cygnet]
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra.
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|Noun||1.||Cygnus - 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 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 buccinator, trumpeter swan, trumpeter - large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry