Variant of swan
- pl. swans or swan any of several large-bodied, web-footed waterfowl (family Anatidae, esp. genus Cygnus) with a long, graceful neck and, typically, pure white feathers: swans are graceful swimmers and strong fliers
- a person who resembles or is thought to resemble a swan in some way; sometimes, specif., a great poet or singer
Origin: ME < OE, akin to Ger schwan < IE base *swen-, to sound, sing > L sonus, sound
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