• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calavance kal′a-vans a name for certain varieties of pulse
    • Calavance Also Car′avance
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In literature:

CALAVE`RAS, an inland county of California, E. of San Francisco, rich in minerals, with copper and gold mines.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Reserved by them for seed 3000 bushels of maize; 300 bushels of wheat; 300 bushels of calavances; and 50 tons of potatoes.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins