[kad-l-ak; for 1 also French ka-dee-yak]
Antoine de la Mothe [ahn-twan duh la mawt] , 1657?–1730, French colonial governor in North America: founder of Detroit.
a city in NW Michigan. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Cadillac Automobile Company, established in 1902 by Detroit engine-maker Henry Martyn Leland and named for Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658-1730), Fr. minor aristocrat and colonial governor who founded Detroit in 1701.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences for cadillac
Gradually, various manufacturing firms found success in cadillac.
They played the concert to honor the cadillac high school football team.
The chief administrative officer of the city of cadillac is the city manager.
Manufacturing has been the greatest employer in cadillac since the logging industry.
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