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adjective (a)

  • Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher (noun.person)
    Synonym: alcyone
    source: wordnet30
  • a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World (noun.animal)
    Synonym: genus halcyon
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity (adj.all)
    A halcyon atmosphere.
    source: wordnet30
  • marked by peace and prosperity (adj.all)
    Synonym: golden, prosperous
    The halcyon days of the clipper trade.
    source: wordnet30

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