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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of kingfishers, of the family Alcedinidæ and subfamily Alcedininæ, giving name to these.
  • noun A. ispida is the common species of Europe. See Alcedinidæ and kingfisher.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of perching birds, including the European kingfisher (Alcedo ispida). See halcyon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the Alcedinidae

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