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- adj. Being of the genus Cygnus (swan), within subfamily Anserinae of the family Anatidae, though sometimes considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae.
- adj. Of, concerning, pertaining to, resembling, or having the characteristics of a swan or swans.
- n. An alkaloid from gastrolobium calycinium, the 'York Road' poison plant; a convulsant poison, C19H22N2O3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the characters of the Cygninæ.
From Latin cygnus ("swan"), with English -ine. (Wiktionary)
W cygnine swan W anatine duck 1862-1893 dacelonine kingfisher W OOsW didine dodo 1885 OW avine bird 1881 OW falconine falcon OW buteonine buzzard fringilline finch 1874 -