a young swan
Origin of cygnetMiddle English cignet, diminutive ; from French cygne, swan ; from Vulgar Latin cicinus ; from Classical Latin cycnus ; from Classical Greek kyknos, swan, probably echoic (as in Russian kyki, swan's cry)
A young swan.
Origin of cygnetMiddle English cignet, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of Old French cygne, swan, from Latin cygnus, from Greek kuknos.
- The immature young of a swan.