noun, often capitalized
cal·​va·​dos | \ ˌkal-və-ˈdōs How to pronounce calvados (audio) , ˌkäl- \

Definition of calvados

: an applejack made in Calvados

Examples of calvados in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for the filling, up the ante with a splash of calvados or bourbon. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "This dessert has maximum apple pie goodness for minimal effort," 22 Oct. 2020 Then wind your way through other rums and calvadoses that capture the essence of the earthly products they were born from. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "Esquire's Best Bars in America in 2017," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of calvados

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calvados

French, from Calvados, department in Normandy, France

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“Calvados.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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