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Noun: calico (calicoes,calicos)  'ka-lu,kow
  1. Coarse cloth with a bright print
Adjective: calico  'ka-lu,kow
  1. Having sections or patches coloured differently and usually brightly
    "a jester dressed in calico";
    - motley, multicolor [US], multi-color [US], multicolour [Brit, Cdn], multi-colour [Brit, Cdn], multicolored [US], multi-colored [US], multicoloured [Brit, Cdn], multi-coloured [Brit, Cdn], painted, particolored [US], particoloured [Brit, Cdn], piebald, pied, varicolored [US], varicoloured [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
    "calico dresses"; "a calico cat"

Derived forms: calicos, calicoes

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: cloth, fabric, material, textile

Encyclopedia: Calico, North Carolina