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Meaning of CALICO

Pronunciation:  'kalu`kow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  coarse cloth with a bright print
  2. [adj]  made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; "calico dresses"; "a calico cat"
 

CALICO is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cal"i*co\, n.; pl. {Calicoes}. [So called because first
    imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.]
    1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives
       distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super
       calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.
       [Eng.]
    
             The importation of printed or stained colicoes
             appears to have been coeval with the establishment
             of the East India Company.            --Beck
                                                   (Draper's
                                                   Dict. ).
    
    2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
    
    Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to
          the printed fabric.
    
    {Calico bass} (Zo["o]l.), an edible, fresh-water fish
       ({Pomoxys sparaides}) of the rivers and lake of the
       Western United States (esp. of the Misissippi valley.),
       allied to the sunfishes, and so called from its variegated
       colors; -- called also {calicoback}, {grass bass},
       {strawberry bass}, {barfish}, and {bitterhead}.
    
    {Calico printing}, the art or process of impressing the
       figured patterns on calico.
    
    
  2. \Cal"i*co\, a.
    Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often
    applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are
    large patches of a color strikingly different from its main
    color. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
 
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