Adjective: 1. calm and peaceful; tranquil 2. prosperous; golden (as in halcyon years) Noun: 1. a kingfisher 2. a fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice

Someone I know is having surgery tomorrow, so the doctor prescribed her a drug called Halcion to take a couple hours beforehand.

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One Response to halcyon

  1. jon vandervelde says:

    Nice word. Good to know that pharmaceuticals have a sense of poetry. I don’t know why its good to know for me, but it is.

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