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calico

noun cal·i·co \ˈka-li-ˌkō\

: a light, printed cotton cloth

: a heavy, plain white cotton cloth

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

plural cal·i·coes or cal·i·cos

Full Definition of CALICO

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
:  a blotched or spotted animal; especially :  one that is predominantly white with red and black patches
calico adjective
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Origin of CALICO

Calicut, India
First Known Use: 1578

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

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CALICOS Defined for Kids

calico

noun cal·i·co \ˈka-li-ˌkō\
plural cal·i·coes or cal·i·cos

Definition of CALICO for Kids

1
:  cotton cloth especially with a colored pattern printed on one side
2
:  a blotched or spotted animal (as a cat)

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