from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Caligula Originally Gaius Claudius Caesar Germanicus. A.D. 12-41. Emperor of Rome (37-41) who succeeded his adoptive father, Tiberius. After a severe illness, he displayed the ruthlessness, extravagance, and megalomania that led to his assassination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, a boot; an ocreate or fused tarsal envelop.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of lepidopterous insects.

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  • n. Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)


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