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  Definition of Halcyon
  1. a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  2. a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
  3. (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
  4. marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
  5. idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"
Similar Words: halcyon, genus Halcyon, Alcyone, golden, prosperous

 

Member Meronyms: Alcedinidae, family Alcedinidae

 

 
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