Calvin

biographical name Cal·vin \ ˈkal-vən \

Definition of Calvin

John 1509–1564 originally Jean Cau*vin play \kō-ˈvaⁿ\ French theologian and reformer

Calvin

biographical name

Definition of Calvin

Melvin 1911–1997 American chemist

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