coarse cloth with a bright print
made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
"calico dresses"; "a calico cat"
motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured(adj)
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"
A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.
plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc
cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern
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
Origin: [So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.]
Calico in British usage is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton. It may contain unseparated husk parts, for example. The fabric is less coarse and thick than canvas or denim, but owing to its unfinished and undyed appearance, it is still very cheap. Originally from the city of Kozhikode in Kerala, India. The fabric was made by the traditional weavers called chaliyans. The raw fabric was dyed and printed in bright hues and calico prints became popular in Europe.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kal′i-kō, 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.
The numerical value of calico in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of calico in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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If you're sitting at the cat cafe and you're having a cup of coffee and this beautiful 10-year-old calico cat comes and rubs up against your leg, and you're someone who is open to adopting, you're just as likely to have your heart connect to that cat as Julian, who is 10 months old.
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