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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 Cygnin√¶.


From Latin cygnus ("swan"), with English -ine. (Wiktionary)



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