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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The husband of Alcyone.

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Daceloninæ, characterized by having only three developed toes. The type is C. tridactyla. There are several species in India and the East Indies.

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