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 (kăl′və-dōs′, kăl′və-dōs′)
A French brandy made from apples.

[French, after Calvados, a department of northwest France.]
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1. (Placename) 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. (Brewing) an apple brandy distilled from cider in this region
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(ˌkæl vəˈdoʊs, ˈkæl vəˌdoʊs)

an apple brandy of the Normandy region of France distilled from cider.
[after Calvados, department in Normandy]
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Noun1.Calvados - dry apple brandy made in Normandy
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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[ˈkælvəˌdɒs] NCalvados m
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