Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Alcedininæ, of which the type is C. rudis of Africa and Europe. The species are, however, mostly American, and are such as the common belted kingfisher of North America, C. alcyon, together with a number of smaller kinds, as C. americana.
- n. a genus of birds of the family Alcedinidae
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