Also, Kalypso. Classical Mythology. a sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for seven years.
(lowercase). Also called fairy-slipper. a terrestrial orchid, Calypso bulbosa, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a single variegated purple, yellow, and white flower.
(lowercase) a musical style of West Indian origin, influenced by jazz, usually having topical, often improvised, lyrics.
(lowercase) to sing or dance to calypso.
a performer or writer of calypsos
noun (pl) -sos
a popular type of satirical, usually topical, West Indian ballad, esp from Trinidad, usually extemporized to a percussive syncopated accompaniment
a dance done to the rhythm of this song
noun (pl) -sos
a rare N temperate orchid, Calypso (or Cytherea) bulbosa, whose flower is pink or white with purple and yellow markings
(Greek myth) (in Homer’s Odyssey) a sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for seven years
Also called cap. a hood or hoodlike part, as the lid of the capsule in mosses. a root cap. Historical Examples An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope John William Griffith The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray Lachesis Lapponica Carl von […]
the histogen layer that develops into the root cap. noun a layer of rapidly dividing cells at the tip of a plant root, from which the root cap is formed. It occurs in grasses and many other plants
Botany. the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals. Anatomy, Zoology. a cuplike part. Historical Examples Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr Field Book of Western Wild Flowers Margaret Armstrong The Silver Butterfly Mrs. Wilson Woodrow Field […]
noun Joe. born 1972, Welsh boxer: won all 46 of his professional fights (1993–2008); world champion in the super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions