Definition of Genus cygnus
1. Noun. A genus of Anatidae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Anatidae, Family Anatidae
Member holonyms: Cygnus Olor, Mute Swan, Cygnus Cygnus, Whooper, Whooper Swan, Cygnus Columbianus, Tundra Swan, Cygnus Buccinator, Trumpeter, Trumpeter Swan, Black Swan, Cygnus Atratus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cygnus
Literary usage of Genus cygnus
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1. A History of the Rarer British Birds by Thomas Campbell Eyton (1836)
"The Geese, (genus Anser,) and the Swans, (genus Cygnus,) are now the only genera ... The genus Cygnus may be at once distinguished from Anser by the greater ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... atrata) is confined to Australia, and the aberrant genus, Coscoroba, to the south of South America. THE TRUE SWANS. genus cygnus. ..."