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Definition of 'halcyon'


  1. (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
       Synonyms: Alcyone
  2. a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
       Synonyms: genus Halcyon
  3. 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


  1. idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"
  2. marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon days of the clipper trade"
       Synonyms: golden prosperous

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