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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 [syn: fairy-slipper, Calypso bulbosa]
2 (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

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see Calypso



  • IPA: /kə.ˈlɪ
  • Schoolbook Phonetics: (ku̇lĭpʹsō)
  • Last Resort Phonetics: kuh-LIP-soh
  • Rhymes: -ɪpsəʊ


From , itself from Kalypso, name of a sea nymph


  1. A type of music and dance that originated in the West Indies (Trinidad?), a ballad is characterized by improvised lyrics on topical or broadly humorous subjects, often sayrrizing current events
  2. A bulbous bog orchid of the genus Cythera, Calypso bulbosa

Derived terms




  1. calypso; a type of music or dance

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Related spellings

  • CALIPSO, NASA's "Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations" satellite
  • 53 Kalypso, an asteroid
  • Calipso, a robot character in Karmatrón universe. Created as a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his research ship Calypso
calypso in Tosk Albanian: Calypso
calypso in Catalan: Calipso
calypso in Welsh: Calypso
calypso in German: Calypso
calypso in Spanish: Calypso
calypso in French: Calypso
calypso in Croatian: Calypso
calypso in Italian: Calypso
calypso in Hebrew: קליפסו
calypso in Dutch: Calypso
calypso in Japanese: カリプソ
calypso in Low German: Calypso
calypso in Polish: Kalipso
calypso in Portuguese: Calipso (desambiguação)
calypso in Romanian: Calypso (dezambiguizare)
calypso in Russian: Калипсо (значения)
calypso in Finnish: Calypso

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, alba, anthem, art song, aubade, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole, blues, blues song, boat song, bridal hymn, brindisi, canso, canticle, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, carol, cavatina, chanson, chant, chantey, croon, croon song, dirge, ditty, drinking song, epithalamium, folk song, hymeneal, lay, lied, lilt, love song, love-lilt, matin, minstrel song, minstrelsy, national anthem, prothalamium, serena, serenade, serenata, song, theme song, torch song, war song, wedding song
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