Definitions for calicutˈkæl ɪˌkʌt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India. 546,000.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Formerly, Kozhikode.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
chief town on the Malabar coast, in the Madras Presidency of India, the first port at which Vasco da Gama landed in 1498, whence the cotton cloth first imported from the place got the name "calico."