from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white swan (Cygnus olor) native to Europe and Asia and widely introduced elsewhere, having an orange bill with a black knob at the base and being the least vocal of the swans.

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  • noun a white swan, Cygnus olor, found throughout Europe and much of Asia, having a distinctive orange bill with a black tip; it is not actually mute, but is not very vocal.

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  • noun soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated


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