mute swan

  1. a commonly domesticated soundless white swan, Cygnus olor, of Europe and Asia.

Origin of mute swan

First recorded in 1775–85

Words Nearby mute swan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mute swan in a sentence

  • The swan is a very silent bird in captivity, for this reason it is called the mute swan.

    Jungle Folk | Douglas Dewar

British Dictionary definitions for mute swan

mute swan

  1. 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

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