calamanco

noun, often attributive
cal·​a·​man·​co
variants: or less commonly calimanco \ ˌkaləˈmaŋ(ˌ)kō \
plural -es

Definition of calamanco

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

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History and Etymology for calamanco

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

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“Calamanco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamanco. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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