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

The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day Timothy M. Gay June 5, 2012
The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day Timothy M. Gay June 5, 2012
Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light Mike Barnicle January 3, 2015
The Deadly Trap Behind D-Day’s Beaches Clive Irving June 4, 2014
Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day James Jones November 14, 2014

Historical Examples

The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series Rafael Sabatini
Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine Edward A. Freeman
Normandy Picturesque Henry Blackburn
Woodward’s Country Homes George E. Woodward
Bell’s Cathedrals: Chichester (1901) Hubert C. Corlette

an industrial city in NW France. Pop: 113 987 (1999)
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
computer-aided engineering network


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