Caen

[ kahn; French kahn ]
/ kɑn; French kɑ̃ /
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noun

a city and the capital of Calvados, in NW France, SW of Le Havre: many Norman buildings destroyed 1944.

Calvados

[ kal-vuh-dohs, -dos, kal-vuh-dohs, -dos; for 1 also French kal-va-daws ]
/ ˌkæl vəˈdoʊs, -ˈdɒs, ˈkæl vəˌdoʊs, -ˌdɒs; for 1 also French kal vaˈdɔs /

noun

a department in NW France. 2198 sq. mi. (5693 sq. km). Capital: Caen.
(sometimes lowercase) a dry apple brandy made from apple cider in Normandy.
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Caen

/ (kɒŋ, French kɑ̃) /

noun

an industrial city in NW France. Pop: 113 987 (1999)

Calvados

/ (ˈkælvəˌdɒs) /

noun

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