- (Greek mythology) A sea nymph who entertained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years
- (astronomy) The eighth moon of Saturn
- A type of music that originated in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on topical or broadly humorous subjects
- A type of orchid, Calypso bulbosa
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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° N.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Calypso, in the Greek mythology a nymph, daughter of Atlas, queen of
the island of Ogygia, who by her fascinating charms detained Ulysses
beside her for 7 of the 10 years of his wanderings home from Troy; she
died of grief on his departure.
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