genus Cygnus


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Related to genus Cygnus: mute swan, whooper swan, trumpeter swan
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Noun1.genus Cygnus - a genus of Anatidaegenus 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 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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Which large aquatic bird belongs to the genus Cygnus? A Heron B Swan C Canada goose D Flamingo