Cobswan \Cob"swan`\, n. A large swan. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • cobswan — n. large swan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cob — noun Etymology: Middle English cobbe leader of a group, head; probably akin to cub (young animal), Middle English kebbe old cow or sheep, Dutch dialect kabbe, kebbe piglet Date: 15th century 1. [perhaps short for cobswan lead swan] a male swan 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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