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Meaning of calico

cal•i•co

Pronunciation: (kal'i-kō"), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -coes, -cos,
—n.
  1. a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern, usually on one side.
  2. plain white cotton cloth.
  3. an animal having a spotted or particolored coat.
  4. a figured cotton cloth from India.
—adj.
  1. made of calico.
  2. resembling printed calico; spotted or mottled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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