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What is the etymology of the French drink "Calvados"?

Question #138841. Asked by chabenao1.
Last updated Aug 05 2021.
Originally posted Jan 07 2015 3:29 PM.

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It appears to be named after a department of France, in the Basse-Normandie region.

"Its etymology is most likely derived from the Salvador, a ship from the Spanish Armada that sank by the rocks near Arromanches-les-bains in 1588. However, others insist that the name Calvados was derived from calva dorsa, meaning bare backs, in reference to two sparsely vegetated rocks off its shore."

princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Calvados.html nolongewr exists
link https://www.morebooks.de/store/es/book/saint-d%C3%A9sir/isbn/978-3-639-96020-4

Response last updated by gtho4 on Aug 05 2021.
Jan 07 2015, 5:17 PM
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