Halcyon


Halcyon
Halcyon Hal"cy*on (h[a^]l"s[i^]*[o^]n), n. [L. halcyon, alcyon, Gr. "alkyw`n, 'alkyw`n: cf. F. halcyon.] (Zo["o]l.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher ({Halcyon sancta}) of Australia. [1913 Webster]

Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be As halcyons brooding on a winter sea. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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