calico

Part of speech: noun

Cotton printed in colors.

Part of speech: noun

White cotton cloth.

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Usage examples "calico":

  1. One or two put on calico dressing- gowns, which appeared to have been placed ready for the purpose; and among these was the cadaverous man of the black hair. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Might not Calico, their mother, be induced to adopt the squirrels! - "Roof and Meadow", Dallas Lore Sharp.
  3. The three of them went toward the atmospheria, Calico and Sparks following slowly. - "The Giants From Outer Space", Geoff St. Reynard.