cygnet

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cygnet

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  1. (noun) A young swan.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The couple in the southern end of the lake, raising four brown cygnets, are trying to drive out the other family, which has one cygnet. - Steel Shot or Counseling for "Murderous" Swans?
  2. Unbelievably, the cygnet appeared again, its tiny bill silently grabbing at the air. - The Swans
  3. Despite their efforts, the cygnet was once again able to raise its head above the surface and screech. - The Swans
  4. Up to the mid-1800s, swan marking was akin to cow branding: A unique mark, carved into the beak of a newborn cygnet, designated ownership by a specific, chartered family or organization. - In Her Majesty's Service, Loyal Minion Courts the Queen's Swans on Thames
  5. Carl de Souza/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The uppers collected a cygnet swan during their trip. - Counting the Queen's Swans

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