cygnet

[ sig-nit ]
/ ˈsɪg nɪt /

noun

a young swan.

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Origin of cygnet

1400–50; late Middle English signet < Latin cygnus, variant of cycnus < Greek kýknos swan; see -et
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cygnet

/ (ˈsɪɡnɪt) /

noun

a young swan

Word Origin for cygnet

C15 sygnett, from Old French cygne swan, from Latin cygnus, from Greek kuknos
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