calamanco

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Jun. 2024.

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