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Caliban

[ kal-uh-ban ]
/ ˈkæl əˌbæn /
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noun
a character in Shakespeare's The Tempest, described as the half-human native inhabitant of the island, who is enslaved by the character Prospero.
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Origin of Caliban

First recorded in 1610–15; probably a variant of cannibal or Carib
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British Dictionary definitions for Caliban

Caliban
/ (ˈkælɪˌbæn) /

noun
a brutish or brutalized man

Word Origin for Caliban

C19: after a character in Shakespeare's The Tempest (1611)
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