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cal·i·co

 (kăl′ĭ-kō′)
n. pl. cal·i·coes or cal·i·cos
1.
a. A tightly woven cotton cloth having a repeating, often floral design.
b. Chiefly British A plain white cotton cloth, heavier than muslin.
2. An animal, such as a cat, having a coat of white fur with distinct patches of different colors, usually reddish-orange and black.

[After Calicut.]

cal′i·co adj.

calico

(ˈkælɪˌkəʊ)
n, pl -coes or -cos
1. (Textiles) a white or unbleached cotton fabric with no printed design
2. (Textiles) chiefly US a coarse printed cotton fabric
3. (Textiles) (modifier) made of calico
[C16: based on Calicut, town in India]

cal•i•co

(ˈkæl ɪˌkoʊ)

n., pl. -coes, -cos,
adj. n.
1. a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern, usu. on one side.
2. Brit. plain white cotton cloth.
3. an animal having a spotted or particolored coat.
adj.
4. made of calico.
5. mottled or variegated in color.
6. (of a domestic cat) having a variegated white, black, red, and cream coat.
[1495–1505; short for Calico cloth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calico - coarse cloth with a bright print
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Adj.1.calico - made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; "calico dresses"; "a calico cat"
2.calico - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightlycalico - having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
Translations

calico

[ˈkælɪkəʊ]
A. N (calicoes or calicos (pl)) → calicó m, percal m
B. ADJ [jacket, shirt etc] → de percal

calico

[ˈkælɪkəʊ] n
(British)calicot m
(US)indienne f

calico

nKattun m

calico

[ˈkælɪˌkəʊ] n(tela di) cotone m grezzo (Am) → cotonina stampata