calico

Plain-weave cotton cloth originally imported from Calicut, a port in south-west India, during the 17th and 18th centuries and later manufactured in Britain. It was used, with painted or printed patterns, for soft furnishings especially during the 18th and19th centuries.

Calico

A coat pattern consisting of a mosaic blend of black and orange, plus patches of white.
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calico

[adj] - made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned 2. [n] - coarse cloth with a bright print
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Calico

White cotton cloth often printed with a pattern.
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Calico

Cal'i·co noun ; plural Calicoes . [ So called because first imported from Calicut , in the East Indies: confer French calicot .] 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes , sh...
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Calico

Cal'i·co adjective 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. [ Colloq. U. S.]
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calico

adjective made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned; `calico dresses`; `a calico cat`
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calico

noun coarse cloth with a bright print
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Calico

• (n.) Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern. • (a.) 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. • (n.) Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to qu...
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calico

all-cotton fabric woven in plain, or tabby, weave and printed with simple designs in one or more colours. Calico originated in Calicut, India, by ... [2 related articles]
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CALICO

[consortium] CALICO, full name The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, is a non-profit, self-governing, international organization devoted to the dissemination of information concerning language learning technology. It was founded in 1983 at Brigham Young University to promote the production of serious contributions to Comput...
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calico

calico, plain weave cotton fabric in one or more colors. Calico, named for Calicut, India, where the fabric originated, was mentioned by historians before the Christian era and praised by early travelers for its fine texture and beautiful colors. Block-printed cottons from Calicut imported into Engl...
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Calico

Calico is a cotton cloth named from Calicut, a city of India. It was first brought to England by the East India Company in 1631. The name is generally given to any plain white cotton cloth, and in America it is applied to printed cottons. In 1721 a statute was passed imposing a penalty of five pounds upon the wearer, and twenty pounds upon the sell...
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calico

Plain weave cotton cloth first imported from Calicut, a port in the south-west of India, during the 17th and 18th centuries and later manufactured in Britain. Used, with painted or printed patterns, for soft furnishings and poular during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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calico

a plain white cotton cloth, heavier than muslin.
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calico

plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc. (So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies) Also: Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
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Calico

[goldfish] Calico or nacreous goldfish are goldfish of any breed that sport a mixture of metallic and transparent scales that produces a pearly appearance. The name `calico goldfish` is often associated, and sometimes confused, with the shubunkin goldfish. Calico goldfish have patches of red, yellow, grey and black along with dark speckles ...
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Calico

[textile] Calico (in British usage, 1505, AmE `muslin`) 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 thicker than canvas or denim, but owing to its unfinished and undyed appearance, it is still very cheap. Originally fr...
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Calico

A tightly-woven cotton type fabric with an all-over print, usually a small floral pattern on a contrasting background color. Common end-uses include dresses, aprons, and quilts.
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Calico

A plain weave cotton material that is unbleached and still retains some of the natural vegetable matter normally extracted in the manufacturing process. Named for the town of Calicut in India, calico fabric is typically used for making quilts.
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Calico

Usually thought of as a small printed (often flowers) cotton or blend used for quilting or applique, garments, or home decorating. Tightly woven. Calico popularity tends to come and go, but for quilting, it's always a good idea.It can be used for clothing, but will require ironing if it is 100% cotton.
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Calico

Traditionally, a small floral cotton print. Currently, the term encompasses a broader range of cotton prints, especially those intended specifically for quilting, including larger floral prints and geometric prints.
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Calico

A lightly woven cotton type fabric with an all over print, usually a small floral pattern on a contrasting background color.
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Calico

A plain woven cotton textile made from unbleached and often not fully processed cotton. Due to it's unfinished and undyed appearance it's often very economical fabric.
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Calico

General term used for plain cotton fabrics heavier than muslin. These are usually left unbleached, area made in a variety of weights, and are often used for making toiles.
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