Calico



a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern, usually on one side.
British. plain white cotton cloth.
an animal having a spotted or particolored coat.
Obsolete. a figured cotton cloth from India.
made of calico.
resembling printed calico; spotted or mottled.
Contemporary Examples

The Cat’s Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics Lonely Planet December 19, 2013
Inside the NYT Book Review: ‘How I Write’ Interviews Sam Tanenhaus Noah Charney August 7, 2012

Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various
The Story of the Cotton Plant Frederick Wilkinson
A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others Various
On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall
Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Sandman’s Goodnight Stories Abbie Phillips Walker
From Paris to New York by Land Harry de Windt
Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers

noun (pl) -coes, -cos
a white or unbleached cotton fabric with no printed design
(mainly US) a coarse printed cotton fabric
(modifier) made of calico
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