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Definitions of calico

  1. made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; "calico dresses"; "a calico cat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. coarse cloth with a bright print Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert"; "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; - often applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are large patches of a color strikingly different from its main color. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. White or printed cotton cloth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Cotton cloth first brought from Calicut in the East Indies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Light cotton cloth, printed in colors. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Cotton printed in colors. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. White cotton cloth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Cotton cloth, so called as originally from Calicut; a printed calico. Calico-printing, the art of printing figured patterns on calico. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Unprinted cotton cloth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are large patches of a color strikingly different from its main color. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; often applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are large patches of a color strikingly different from its main color. dictgcide_fs
  16. kal'i-k[=o], n. a cotton cloth, first brought from Calicut in India: plain white unprinted cotton cloth, bleached or unbleached: coarse printed cotton cloth.--adj. made of calico: spotted--n. CAL'ICO-PRINT'ER, one employed in printing calicoes. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. (Of) cotton cloth, esp. plain white unprinted, bleached or unbleached (c.-ball, dance at which only cotton dresses are worn); c.-printer, -ting, producer, production, of coloured patterns on c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. Plain white cloth made from cotton;—printed cotton cloth coarser than muslin. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. An Indian stuff made of cotton. Complete Dictionary

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