Alcyone[al sī′ə nē′]
Alcyone definition by Webster's New World
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the brightest star in the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 2.96
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Alkyonē, daughter of Aeolus
Alcyone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- Greek Mythology A nymph, one of the Pleiades.
- Astronomy The brightest star in the Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus.
Origin: Latin, from Greek Alkuonē, from alkuōn, kingfisher.