Origin of cygnet
Examples from the Web for cygnet
The skeleton was found enveloped in three pieces of papyrus bark, on a small sandy point in Cygnet Bay.
Afterwards she regaled herself with the breast of a cygnet, stuffed with almonds, and stewed with violets and cream.Alroy|Benjamin Disraeli
Upon the Cygnet, lying next to the Mere Honour, and a very noble ship, the mariners began to sing.Sir Mortimer|Mary Johnston
When the Cygnet tied up at Barnegat at noon to-day I was fit as a fiddle.The Bartlett Mystery|Louis Tracy
No natives were seen on any of the islands but there were many large smokes on the horizon at the back of Cygnet Bay.
Word Origin for cygnet
c.1400, also signet before 17c., from Anglo-French, diminutive of Old French cigne, cisne "swan" (12c., Modern French cygne), from Latin cygnus, from Greek kyknos, perhaps from PIE *keuk- "to be white."