Alcyones

plural noun

Al·​cy·​o·​nes
al-ˈsī-ə-(ˌ)nēz
in some classifications
: a group of birds consisting of the kingfishers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek alkyōn kingfisher

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcyones was in 1817

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“Alcyones.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcyones. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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