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CALYPSO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Calypso mean? 

CALYPSO (noun)
  The noun CALYPSO has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

  Familiarity information: CALYPSO used as a noun is rare.


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CALYPSO (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

calypso; Calypso bulbosa; fairy-slipper

Hypernyms ("calypso" is a kind of...):

orchid; orchidaceous plant (any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Calypso" is a kind of...):

sea nymph ((Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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