Caliban

noun
Cal·​i·​ban | \ˈka-lə-ˌban \

Definition of Caliban 

: a savage and deformed slave in Shakespeare's The Tempest

First Known Use of Caliban

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Caliban was circa 1616

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