Definition of alectryon in English:

alectryon

noun

poetic, rare
  • (A name for) a cock.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From ancient Greek ἀλεκτρυών (name for) a cock from ἀλέκτωρ cock + -ών, suffix forming nouns, perhaps after ἀλκυών or Γηρυών, name of a mythical monster.

Pronunciation

alectryon

/əˈlɛktrɪən/