Other Word Forms of Calico
Origin of Calico
From Calicut, in India, from where the cloth was originally exported, from Malayalam കോഴിക്കോട് (kōḻikkōṭ, “Kozhikode”), from koyil (koyil, “palace”) + kota (kota, “fort”), “fortified palace”, with ‘y’ replaced by interchangeable ‘zh’.[script?]
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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