[kal-vuh-dohs, -dos, kal-vuh-dohs, -dos; for 1 also French kal-va-daws]
- 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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Examples from the Web for calvados
Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the calvados, and carefully flambé.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
October 15, 2013
Despite the complexity of Calvados, not many people are digestif drinkers anymore, according to one of our guides.
Of the trio of dinner drinks, digestives have been sacrificed, and now a bottle of Calvados may last a household a decade.
Not so long ago, pinball machines were as much a fixture in French cafés as coffee and Calvados.Paris Cafes Lose Their Pinball Machines, as Numbers Dwindle
July 13, 2013
Serve it as is from the pot for kids; add a jigger of rum, brandy, or Calvados for the grownups.The Perfect Holiday Cocktail
December 15, 2009
The Monarchists also carried every other seat for the Calvados, making seven in all.
Though the Calvados was the chosen home of M. Guizot, it was not his birthplace.
This department offers a most instructive contrast with the Calvados.
They noticed on the table a bottle of Calvados, three quarters emptied.Bouvard and Pcuchet
Ice-cold coffee will almost sizzle when calvados is poured into it.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
- 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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