What does the word calico mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Anthony Trollope
  2. Might not Calico, their mother, be induced to adopt the squirrels! – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  3. The three of them went toward the atmospheria, Calico and Sparks following slowly. – The Giants From Outer Space by Geoff St. Reynard