from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is 16th in distance from the planet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Shakspere's play “The Tempest,” a “savage and deformed” slave of Prospero, represented as the offspring of the devil and the witch Sycorax; hence, figuratively, a person of a low, bestial nature.
After Caliban, the slave in The Tempest by William Shakespeare.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)