Definition of Mute swan

1. Noun. Soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated.

Exact synonyms: Cygnus Olor
Generic synonyms: Swan
Group relationships: Cygnus, Genus Cygnus



Definition of Mute swan

1. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mute Swan

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Literary usage of Mute swan

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"The mute swan in a state of nature is found in the present day, according to ... Whether this country is ever visite'd by the mute swan in its migrations is ..."

2. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"THE mute swan, OR TAME SWAN. (Anas Cygnus mansuetus, Lin—Le Cygne, Buff.) THE plumage of this species is of the same snowy whiteness as that of the Wild ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"Why the " Mute " Swan, who can say ?—-for although it is not possessed of the fabled song so often attributed to it by poets i .f the past, and although Sir ..."

4. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE mute swan. Cygnus olor. THE most obvious difference, and that which will immediately strike the observer on comparing the representation of our Mute, ..."

5. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"The mute swan is pure white, with dull black feet and legs, ... The mute swan was introduced into England during the reign of Richard Coeur de Lion, and, ..."

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