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1. alcyone, halcyon

(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

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noun Greek mythology
Also called: Halcyone
the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisher
See also Ceyx
the brightest star system in the Pleiades, located in the constellation Taurus

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the brightest star in the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 2.96

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1. Greek Mythology The daughter of Aeolus who, in grief over the death of her husband Ceyx, threw herself into the sea and was changed into a kingfisher.
2. Greek Mythology A nymph, one of the Pleiades.
3. Astronomy The brightest star in the Pleiades.

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