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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hal·cy·on /ˈhælsiən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hal·cy·on n.  Zool. A kingfisher.  By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.
 Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be
 As halcyons brooding on a winter sea.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hal·cy·on, a.
 1. 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.
 2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy. “Deep, halcyon repose.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy
             tranquillity; "a halcyon atmosphere"
      2: marked by peace and prosperity; "a golden era"; "the halcyon
         days of the clipper trade" [syn: golden, prosperous]
      n 1: (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
           [syn: Alcyone]
      2: a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the
         Old World [syn: genus Halcyon]
      3: 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