"halcyons" in the noun sense
1. Alcyone, Halcyon
Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
2. Halcyon, genus Halcyon
a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
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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