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  • noun Plural form of cygnet.

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Examples

  • Young swans are called cygnets, and are at first quite grey or light brown; they do not become perfectly white until the beginning of the third year.

    Mamma's Stories about Birds

  • MacNeil said someone spotted the male swan swimming with three offspring, called cygnets, but did not see the female.

    FOXNews.com

  • It comes with swans Caesar and Cleopatra and their four newly hatched cygnets, as well as five peacocks.

    Historic Captain's Home

  • The other adult was paying close attention, while the cygnets floated nearby.

    The Swans

  • Soon all sorts of animals made their presence known: otters, raccoons, swans with a train of little cygnets behind them.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The cygnets, played by men in drag, are fairly inane the Trocks do it much better.

    Swan Lake – review

  • The swans floated blithely away, toward the middle of the lake, followed by the four surviving cygnets.

    The Swans

  • Last week we'd seen a family of swans there, the upright, imperial parents and their five little cygnets.

    The Swans

  • Looking out at the lake, I noted how odd it was, all this violence going on beneath such a clear blue sky, the trees rustling gently in the breeze, the other water birds—the geese, the ducks, even the remaining cygnets—calmly floating on the lake's surface.

    The Swans

  • The family of swans floated about fifty feet out, the parents side by side, the cygnets close by.

    The Swans

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