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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Definitions for cygnet

  1. a young swan.

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Citations for cygnet
...I'll believe in your relationship when the crow's egg is hatched into a cygnet. Sir Walter Scott, Kenilworth, 1821
How to turn from a cygnet into a swan on their dreadful food, all meat pies and sausages! Anna Maxted, Rich Again, 2009
Origin of cygnet
late Middle English
Cygnet is derived from the Greek word kýknos meaning "swan." The noun suffix -et implies a diminutive force, as in the word islet.