cal·​va·​dos ˌkal-və-ˈdōs How to pronounce calvados (audio)
often capitalized
: an applejack made in Calvados

Examples of calvados in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other classic cocktails are given the vintage treatment as well, including an espresso martini made with Tia Maria from the 1970s, and a Widow’s Kiss built around vintage calvados and concentrated old Bénédictine liqueur. Jordan Michelman, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2022 The French calvados works amazingly well, as do other domestic producers, like Clear Creak, Rhinehall and others. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2021 As for the filling, up the ante with a splash of calvados or bourbon. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 25 May 2017

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Word History


French, from Calvados, department in Normandy, France

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calvados was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Calvados.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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