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Meaning of CALYPSO

Pronunciation:  ku'lipsow, ku'lipsow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years
  2. [n]  rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
 

CALYPSO is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Calypso bulbosa, fairy-slipper
 
 See Also: orchid, orchidaceous plant, sea nymph

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*lyp"so\ (k[.a]*l[i^]p"s[-o]), n. [The Latinized
Greek name of a beautiful nymph.] (Bot.)
A small and beautiful species of orchid, having a flower
variegated with purple, pink, and yellow. It grows in cold
and wet localities in the northern part of the United States.
The {Calypso borealis} is the only orchid which reaches
68[deg] N.

 
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