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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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 much less vocal than most swans.

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  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a European wild white swan (Cygnus olor syn. Cygnus gibbus), which produces no loud notes, in distinction from the Trumpeter swan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated

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