cygnet

[ sig-nit ]

noun
  1. a young swan.

Origin of cygnet

1
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English signet, from Latin cygnus, variant of cycnus, from Greek kýknos “swan”; see -et

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cygnet

/ (ˈsɪɡnɪt) /


noun
  1. a young swan

Origin of cygnet

1
C15 sygnett, from Old French cygne swan, from Latin cygnus, from Greek kuknos

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