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noun, cal·i·co \ˈka-li-ˌkō\

Simple Definition of calico

  • : a light, printed cotton cloth

  • : a heavy, plain white cotton cloth

  • : a cat that has white, brown, and black fur

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of calico

plural calicoes or calicos

  1. 1 a :  cotton cloth imported from India b British :  a plain white cotton fabric that is heavier than muslin c :  any of various cheap cotton fabrics with figured patterns

  2. 2 :  a blotched or spotted animal; especially :  one that is predominantly white with red and black patches

calico adjective

Origin of calico

Calicut, India


First Known Use: 1578

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with calico

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CALICO Defined for Kids

calico

noun cal·i·co \ˈka-li-ˌkō\

Definition of calico for Students

plural calicoes or calicos

  1. 1 :  cotton cloth especially with a colored pattern printed on one side

  2. 2 :  a blotched or spotted animal (as a cat)




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