Pronounced Pron. KAL-i-dawr
Other Forms FormsCallidora, Kalidoros?
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 6/27/2011
Perhaps derived from Greek kallos "beauty" and doron "gift". It was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1596), where Sir Calidore, the Knight of Courtesy, is the hero of Book VI who tames the Blatant Beast as requested by Queen Gloriana.