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Alcyone

[al-sahy-uh-nee]
noun
  1. a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades.
  2. Also Halcyon, Halcyone. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.
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Historical Examples of halcyone

  • You cannot put your fingers in your ears and steer the Halcyone.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • I asked him why he never entered the Halcyone for the Galway regatta.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • And when his body was brought to his wife Halcyone, she threw herself into the sea.

    The Eagle's Nest

    John Ruskin

  • I am sure it was on that stream that Halcyone found retreat.

    John Marvel, Assistant

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • Halcyone was a fairy maiden, the daughter of the beach and of the wind.

    The Heroes

    Charles Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for halcyone

Halcyone

noun
  1. a variant of Alcyone 1
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Alcyone

1
noun Greek myth
  1. 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
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Alcyone

2
noun
  1. the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus
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