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cyg·net

 (sĭg′nĭt)
n.
A young swan.

[Middle English cignet, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of Old French cygne, swan, from Latin cygnus, from Greek kuknos.]
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cygnet

(ˈsɪɡnɪt)
n
(Animals) a young swan
[C15 sygnett, from Old French cygne swan, from Latin cygnus, from Greek kuknos]
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cyg•net

(ˈsɪg nɪt)

n.
a young swan.
[1400–50; late Middle English signet < Latin cygnus, variant of cycnus < Greek kýknos swan; see -et]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cygnet - a young swancygnet - a young swan        
young bird - a bird that is still young
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
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Translations
فَرْخ التَّم أو الأوز العِراقي
labutí mládě
svaneunge
fiatal hattyúhattyú: fiatal hattyú
álftarungi
gulbiukas
jauns gulbis
labutie mláďa
kuğu yavrusu

cygnet

[ˈsɪgnɪt] Npollo m de cisne
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cygnet

[ˈsɪgnɪt] njeune cygne m
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cygnet

nSchwanjunge(s) nt
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cygnet

[ˈsɪgnɪt] ncigno giovane
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cygnet

(ˈsignit) noun
a young swan. a swan with three cygnets.
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References in classic literature ?
Here and there a cygnet is reared uneasily among the ducklings in the brown pond, and never finds the living stream in fellowship with its own oary-footed kind.
At Monday evening's monthly meeting of Callander Community Council, environment spokesperson Mike Luti noted how a swan nesting by the River Teith had hatched four cygnets there earlier this year, however, only one of the small birds remains.
A PROTECTIVE mother swan glides across a lake with her days-old cygnets nestled safely between her wings.
A family of swans including two adults and three cygnets were rescued by officers after they were found to be covered in oil.
An unusually large bevy of cygnets has been welcomed to a country park following a successful volunteer-led project.
An unusually large bevy of cygnets has been welcomed to a Shropshire country park following a successful volunteer-led project.
Swans and cygnets have wandered onto the M6 northbound between junction 18 (Holmes Chapel) and 19 (Knutsford).
These fluffy baby cygnets were hatched this week to doting swan parents who are keenly watching over them at the Hammills.
A YORKSHIRE swan rescue charity has condemned "barbaric" thugs who killed two swans, leaving surviving cygnets clinging to their dead mother.