capitalized : a genus of very large butterflies of tropical America that are related to the morphos and satyrs and have wings richly but somberly colored above and with eyespots and intricate lines below
plural caligos or caligoes : a butterfly of the genus Caligo

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, darkness, dimness of sight

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“Caligo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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