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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calypso 
  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  [syn:  {fairy-slipper},  {Calypso 
  bulbosa}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Calypso,  NC  (town,  FIPS  9760) 
  Location:  35.15459  N,  78.10501  W 
  Population  (1990):  481  (195  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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