Definition of calico noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkælɪkəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪkoʊ//
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  1. 1(especially British English) a type of heavy cotton cloth that is usually plain white
  2. 2(especially North American English) a type of rough cotton cloth that has a pattern printed on it
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (originally also calicut): alteration of Calicut, a seaport in the state of Kerala in SW India, where the fabric originated.
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