noun Classical Mythology.
- the winged son of Boreas the north wind. As Argonauts he and his brother Zetes chased away the Harpies.
- a seaport in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the French port nearest England.
- 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)
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.