Definitions for halcyon

Definitions for (noun) halcyon

Main entry: halcyon

Definition: 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

Main entry: Halcyon, genus Halcyon

Definition: a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World

Main entry: Alcyone, Halcyon

Definition: (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

Definitions for (adj) halcyon

Main entry: halcyon, golden, prosperous

Definition: marked by peace and prosperity

Usage: a golden era; the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Main entry: halcyon

Definition: idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity

Usage: a halcyon atmosphere

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