Recent Examples of calico from the Web
The common hamster, as the wild species is known, is about the size and shape of a sweet potato, with calico fur, beady dark eyes and half-moon ears.
Some may even have a lovely Scottish brogue, and an ancient calico cat.
Noel, the calico kitten, was about to go home with her new forever mother.
Douglas Brenner: This is not some fantasy farmhouse that's more about calico ribbon than baling twine.
Potter’s paternal grandfather, Edmund Potter, ran the largest calico printing company in England and was the co-founder of the Manchester School of Design.
Zip is an 18-week-old Domestic Short Hair calico kitten.
Holding the proper pose for a plank in Pilates gets tough when a 2-month-old calico kitten named Blondi races under your arms.
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Origin and Etymology of calico
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
CALICO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calico for English Language Learners
: a light, printed cotton cloth
: a heavy, plain white cotton cloth
: a cat that has white, brown, and black fur
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