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mute swan

n.
A white swan (Cygnus olor) native to Europe and Asia and widely introduced elsewhere, having an orange bill with a black knob at the base and being the least vocal of the swans.
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mute swan

n
(Animals) a Eurasian swan, Cygnus olor, with a pure white plumage, an orange-red bill with a black base, and a curved neck. Compare whistling swan
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mute′ swan′


n.
a soundless white Eurasian swan, Cygnus olor, widely introduced in other parts of the world.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mute swan - soundless Eurasian swanmute swan - soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
genus Cygnus, Cygnus - a genus of Anatidae
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Translations
kühmnokk-luik
kyhmyjoutsen
cygne muetcygne tuberculé
cigno reale
knölsvan

mute swan

nHöckerschwan m
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I HAD my nature moment this morning when I spotted four stately cygnets swimming with their beautiful mute swan parents.
A female mute swan was shot seven times with a pellet gun while looking after her eggs at a private fishing lake near Shrewsbury.
IN the spring a mute swan's fancy turns to thoughts of love.
Abstract: A juvenile mute swan (Cygnus olor) was presented with right lateral deviation of the mandible.
Toklas while a mute swan drifts through reflections on the Avon.
A third species of swan, the Mute Swan, is also a rare visitor to Egypt, mostly to the Delta wetlands.
Hickox was asked to leave the Cardinal Wolsey pub earlier that evening and went to the nearby Mute Swan, where he sat with three men he had not met before, the court heard.
Gregory Wheal, 50, of Vinecote Road, Longford, was found guilty of possessing a mute swan egg.
CARDIFF'S swan death toll has risen to 37 - meaning nearly 20% of the city's mute swan population has been wiped out by a mystery disease.
They can easily be distinguished from the non-native, invasive mute swan by their dark-colored bills; mute swans have almost entirely orange bills, with black knobs on adult birds.
BIRD reserve staff rescued a mute swan after it nearly got onto a major traffic roundabout.