ca·​li·​go | \ kəˈlē(ˌ)gō, -ˈī- \

Definition of caligo

1 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
2 plural caligos or caligoes : a butterfly of the genus Caligo

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History and Etymology for caligo

New Latin, from Latin, darkness, dimness of sight

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“Caligo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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