Calvados



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

Paris Cafes Lose Their Pinball Machines, as Numbers Dwindle Solène Cressant July 12, 2013
On La Route du Cidre: Getting Buzzed on Normandy’s Cider Trail William O’Connor September 21, 2013
A Homeless Family’s European Trip Eric Pape August 21, 2009
On La Route du Cidre: Getting Buzzed on Normandy’s Cider Trail William O’Connor September 21, 2013
The Perfect Holiday Cocktail Cookstr.com December 14, 2009

Historical Examples

Folle-Farine Ouida
France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6 Various
France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

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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