from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of sundry slender-billed birds, especially the kingfisher or halcyon and the bee-eater or apiaster.
- n. The technical specific name of the small kingfisher of Europe, Alcedo ispida.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of kingfishers, equivalent to the modern family Alcedinidæ, variously restricted by subsequent authors, and now disused.
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