Alcyone

[ al-sahy-uh-nee ]
/ ælˈsaɪ əˌni /

noun

a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades.
Also Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.

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British Dictionary definitions for alcyone (1 of 2)

Alcyone1
/ (ælˈsaɪənɪ) /

noun Greek myth

Also called: Halcyone the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisherSee also Ceyx

British Dictionary definitions for alcyone (2 of 2)

Alcyone2
/ (ælˈsaɪənɪ) /

noun

the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus
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