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Definition of halcyon:

  1. A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher ( sancta) of Australia.
  2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
  3. Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.


gilded, well-off, prospering, aureate, fortunate, thriving, favorable, lucky, genus Halcyon, roaring, well-to-do, gold, happy, well-situated, comfortable, well-fixed, gilt, well-heeled, booming, still, prosperous, golden, stilly, palmy, favourable, easy, flourishing, peaceful.

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