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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.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A brand of luxury automobile, now part of the General Motors group
  2. (by extension) Any brand that represents the most luxurious or highest quality example in its class
  3. A surname​.
  4. An urban area in Quebec, Canada
  5. A commune in the Gironde department, in France
  6. A city in and the county seat of Wexford County, Michigan, USA.
  7. A mountain in the U.S. state of Maine
  8. A village in Saskatchewan, Canada



Cadillac (plural Cadillacs)

  1. (archaic) A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking.

Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Cadillac in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)