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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
1400-1450
Cygnet is derived from the Greek word kýknos meaning "swan." The noun suffix -et implies a diminutive force, as in the word islet.