Cygnus

noun
Cyg·nus | \ ˈsig-nəs \

Definition of Cygnus 

: a northern constellation between Lyra and Pegasus in the Milky Way

First Known Use of Cygnus

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cygnus

Latin (genitive Cygni), literally, swan

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cygnet

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cyke

cyl

Cylas

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