from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cadillac, Sieur Antoine de la Mothe 1658-1730. French explorer and colonial administrator who founded Detroit, Michigan (1701), and was governor of Louisiana (1711-1716).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a brand of luxury automobile, now part of the General Motors group
- proper n. by extension, any brand that represents the most luxurious or highest quality example in its class
- proper n. a French surname
- proper n. an urban area in Quebec, Canada
- proper n. a commune in the Gironde department, in France
- proper n. a city in the U.S. state of Michigan
- proper n. a mountain in the U.S. state of Maine
- proper n. A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.
- n. The best; -- metaphorical, from the automobile. Often used in the phrase “the Cadillac of … ”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sort of pear.
Most places or objects named Cadillac are named for Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, a French explorer who founded the eponymous city in Maine and later the city of Detroit, Michigan. (Wiktionary)