Cygnus definition

  • noun:
    • A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb. Also known as Northern Cross, Swan.
    • A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or next, Lyra; the Swan.
    • the conventional genus of the subfamily Cygninæ, previously conterminous with it, the good news is including all the white swans, as well as restricted to people who have actually a tubercle in the costs, as mute swan of Europe, Cygnus olor.
    • An ancient north constellation representing a bird known as a swan by Ovid as well as others, and now always so considered.
    • a genus of Anatidae
    • a constellation when you look at the northern hemisphere between Pegasus and Draco in Milky Way; contains a black gap
  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Anserinae — swans.
    • : A summer constellation regarding the northern sky, thought to look like a swan. It offers the triple celebrity system HD 188753 as well as the stars Deneb and Albireo.
    • : A king of the Ligurians and general of Phaeton who had been changed into a swan and placed in the sky as a constellation.

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