Halcyon

Adjective

  • Calm, undisturbed, peaceful, serene.
  • Pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher

Noun

  • A tropical kingfisher of the genus Halcyon, such as the sacred kingfisher Halcyon sancta of Australia.
  • In classical legends, a bird said to nest on the sea, thereby calming the waters; later usually identified with a type of kingfisher, hence (poetic) a kingfisher.

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