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swan



Pronunciation: (swon), [key]
n.
1. any of several large, stately aquatic birds of the subfamily Anserinae, having a long, slender neck and usually pure-white plumage in the adult. Cf. mute swan, trumpeter swan, whistling swan, whooper swan.
2. a person or thing of unusual beauty, excellence, purity, or the like.
3. Literary.a person who sings sweetly or a poet.
4. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Cygnus.

swan



Pronunciation: (swon), [key]
v.i.
Midland and Southern U.S. Older Use.to swear or declare (used with I): Well, I swan, I never expected to see you here!

Swan



Pronunciation: (swon), [key]
n.
Sir Joseph Wilson, 1828–1914, British chemist, electrical engineer, and inventor.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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