mute swan


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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.

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

mute′ swan′


n.
a soundless white Eurasian swan, Cygnus olor, widely introduced in other parts of the world.
[1775–85]
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
Translations
kühmnokk-luik
kyhmyjoutsen
cygne muetcygne tuberculé
cigno reale
knölsvan

mute swan

nHöckerschwan m
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