Associations to the word «Calais»

Wiktionary

CALAIS, proper noun. A town in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, in the north of France.

Dictionary definition

CALAIS, noun. A town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558.

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