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Dictionary definition for: Halcyon

1. (n) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

2. (s) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"

3. (n) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World

4. (s) marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era" "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"

5. (n) 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

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