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

  • Ancient Gibraltar. Calpe was one of the Pillars of Hercules at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Original name of Calyptra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Rock of Gibraltar, a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; associated with Britain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tribute, commonly a horse or cow, paid by a member of a Highland clan, or a vassal, to the chief, in return for his protection.
  • n. A genus of Noctuidæ, founded by Treitschke in 1825.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules


From Latin (Wiktionary)



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