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Calvados

[kal-vuh-dohs, -dos, kal-vuh-dohs, -dos; for 1 also French kal-va-daws]
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noun
  1. a department in NW France. 2198 sq. mi. (5693 sq. km). Capital: Caen.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) a dry apple brandy made from apple cider in Normandy.
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  • The Monarchists also carried every other seat for the Calvados, making seven in all.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • Though the Calvados was the chosen home of M. Guizot, it was not his birthplace.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • This department offers a most instructive contrast with the Calvados.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • They noticed on the table a bottle of Calvados, three quarters emptied.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert

  • Ice-cold coffee will almost sizzle when calvados is poured into it.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers


British Dictionary definitions for calvados

Calvados

noun
  1. a department of N France in the Basse-Normandie region. Capital: Caen. Pop: 659 893 (2003 est). Area: 5693 sq km (2198 sq miles)
  2. an apple brandy distilled from cider in this region
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