from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See halcyon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Alcedininæ, giving name to these.
- n. A. ispida is the common species of Europe. See Alcedinidæ and kingfisher.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Alcedinidae
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