mute swan

mute swan
noun Date: 1785 a common white swan (Cygnus olor) that produces no loud notes, is native to Europe and western Asia, and has been introduced into parts of the United States

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  • Mute swan — Mute Mute, a. [L. mutus; cf. Gr. my ein to shut, Skr. m[=u]ta bound, m[=u]ka dumb: cf. OE. muet, fr. F. muet, a dim. of OF. mu, L. mutus.] 1. Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent. [1913 Webster] All the heavenly choir stood mute, And silence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mute swan — mute′ swan′ n. orn a soundless white Eurasian swan, Cygnus olor, widely introduced in other parts of the world • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • mute swan — ► NOUN ▪ the commonest Eurasian swan, having an orange red bill with a black knob at the base …   English terms dictionary

  • mute swan — n. a large, white, usually silent swan (Cygnus olor) with a black knob at the base of its orange bill: originally of the Old World but now present in NE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • mute swan — noun soundless Eurasian swan; commonly domesticated • Syn: ↑Cygnus olor • Hypernyms: ↑swan • Member Holonyms: ↑Cygnus, ↑genus Cygnus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mute swan — 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 …   Wiktionary

  • mute swan — a commonly domesticated soundless white swan, Cygnus olor, of Europe and Asia. See illus. under swan. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium