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Calico meaning

calico - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.
  2. 2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. White or printed cotton cloth.
  5. 5. Light cotton cloth, printed in colors.

calico - examples of usage

  1. An', too, I see what it'd mean to her if she knew she was wearin' a shroud, casual as calico. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
  2. We speak of the mucous membrane, or lining, of our food tube, as if it were one continuous sheet, like a piece of calico or silk; but we must never forget that it is made up of living ranks of millions of tiny cells standing shoulder to shoulder. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. The most important of the latter class are: buffalo, cargo, calico, echo, embargo, flamingo, hero, motto, mulatto, negro, potato, tomato, tornado, torpedo, veto. - "Practical Grammar and Composition", Thomas Wood.
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