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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." nolongewr exists

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