Calico definitions

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Of calico.
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Spotted like some calico cloth.
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A kind of cotton cloth from India.
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A cat with a mottled coat of black, brown, yellow or orange, etc.
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An animal, such as a cat, having a coat of white fur with distinct patches of different colors, usually reddish-orange and black.
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A tightly woven cotton cloth having a repeating, often floral design.
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A plain white cotton cloth, heavier than muslin.
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A printed cotton fabric.
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A heavy, white cotton cloth.
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(CAlifornia LIfe COmpany) An Alphabet company founded in 2013 by Google and Arthur D. Levinson, former chairman of Genentech. Researching ways to combat age-related diseases, including neurodegeneration (loss of neurons in the brain) and cancer, Calico is involved in bringing the experimental P7C3 drug compounds into therapeutic use. See Alphabet.
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Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.

The calico cat had distinctive red and dark markings.

The calico-patterned tablecloths were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic; instead, they made it look run down.

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A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
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A cat with fur of the colors black, white and orange.
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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?]