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Adjective: halcyon  hal-see-un
  1. Idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
    "a halcyon atmosphere"
     
  2. Marked by peace and prosperity
    "the halcyon days of the clipper trade";
    - golden, prosperous
Noun: halcyon  hal-see-un
  1. 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: Halcyon
  1. (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    - Alcyone
     
  2. A large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
    - genus Halcyon

Derived forms: halcyons

See also: happy, peaceable, peaceful

Type of: bird genus, mythical being

Part of: Alcedinidae, family Alcedinidae

Encyclopedia: Halcyon, California