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mute swan

noun
1.
a commonly domesticated soundless white swan, Cygnus olor, of Europe and Asia.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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Examples for mute swan
  • At nesting time the mute swan cob is especially dangerous.
  • There's another swan that can be confused with the trumpeter and that is the mute swan.
British Dictionary definitions for mute swan

mute swan

noun
1.
a Eurasian swan, Cygnus olor, with a pure white plumage, an orange-red bill with a black base, and a curved neck Compare whistling swan
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