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


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.