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calypso    : [kəl'ɪps,o]
Calypso \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.
[1913 Webster]

calypso
n 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 [synonym: {calypso}, {fairy-
slipper}, {Calypso bulbosa}]
2: (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for
seven years

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "calypso":
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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