calamanco

noun, often attributive cal·a·man·co \ˌkaləˈmaŋ(ˌ)kō\
variants: less commonly

calimanco

\ˌkaləˈmaŋ(ˌ)kō\

Definition of calamanco

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  a glossy woolen fabric of satin weave with striped or checkered designs manufactured from the 16th to the 19th centuries

  2. 2 :  a garment made of calamanco

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of calamanco

perhaps modification of Spanish calamaco, modification of Late Latin calamaucus felt cap, skullcap


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up calamanco? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!