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Calais

[kal-ey, ka-ley, kal-is; French ka-le] /ˈkæl eɪ, kæˈleɪ, ˈkæl ɪs; French kaˈlɛ/
noun
1.
a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England.

Calais

[kuh-ley-is] /kəˈleɪ ɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
the winged son of Boreas the north wind. As Argonauts he and his brother Zetes chased away the Harpies.
Also, Kalais.
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British Dictionary definitions for Calais

Calais

/ˈkæleɪ; French kalɛ/
noun
1.
a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347–1558. Pop: 77 333 (1999)
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Word Origin and History for Calais

city on the French coast of the English Channel, from Gaulish Caleti, the name of a Celtic people who once lived along the shore there.

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