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Cygnus   /sˈɪgnəs/   Listen
Cygnus

noun
1.
A constellation in the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way; contains a black hole.
2.
A genus of Anatidae.  Synonym: genus Cygnus.



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"Cygnus" Quotes from Famous Books



... est cygnus (vulgo te theatre off te cijn)." Mr. Wallace proposes to emend the last clause to read: "te theatre off te cijn off te Swan," thus making "cijn" mean "sign"; but is not this Flemish, and does not ...
— Shakespearean Playhouses - A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration • Joseph Quincy Adams



Words linked to "Cygnus" :   mute swan, Northern Cross, Anatidae, tundra swan, whooper swan, trumpeter, family Anatidae, constellation, trumpeter swan, black swan, Deneb, Cygnus olor, bird genus, whooper



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