from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Cygninæ.

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  • noun dated An alkaloid from gastrolobium calycinium, the 'York Road' poison plant; a convulsant poison, C19H22N2O3.
  • adjective zoology Being of the genus Cygnus (swan), within subfamily Anserinae of the family Anatidae, though sometimes considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae.
  • adjective Of, concerning, pertaining to, resembling, or having the characteristics of a swan or swans.


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


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