a type of cotton cloth, typically plain white or unbleached.
    "a calico dress"
      printed cotton fabric.
      "his trousers were of striped calico" ·
      "muslins and calicoes became the fashionable fabrics"
  1. (of an animal, typically a cat) multicoloured or piebald.
    "Lena shooed a big calico cat off the counter"
mid 16th century (originally also calicut): alteration of Calicut, where the fabric originated.
Words that rhyme with calico:
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How to use calico in a sentence?
I currently have two torties and a calico as foster cats.
muslins and calicoes became the fashionable fabrics.
Lena shooed a big calico cat off the counter.
his trousers were of striped calico.
a calico dress.
How to say calico in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans kaliko
Arabic (NOUN)كاليكو
Bosnian (Latin) haljinom
Bulgarian (NOUN)хасе
Cantonese (Traditional) 印芲佈
Chinese Simplified 印花布
Chinese Traditional 印花布
Croatian platno
Czech (NOUN)kaliko
Danish (NOUN)underbetræk
Filipino kalenkor
Finnish (NOUN)puuvillakangas, kalikoo
French (NOUN)calicot
German (NOUN)Kattun, Kaliko
Greek (NOUN)τσίτι
Hebrew קליקו
Hindi कैलिको
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)tarka
Italian (NOUN)tigrato
Japanese (NOUN)キャラコ, キャリコ, 三毛, 更紗
Klingon qalI'qos
Korean 옥 양 목
Norwegian Bokmål kaliko
Persian روی پارچه کاربرد
Polish (NOUN)perkal, bawełniane
Portuguese (NOUN)chita, morim
Romanian (NOUN)stambă
Russian (NOUN)ситца, коленкор, Калико, миткаль, бязи
(ADJECTIVE)ситец, пятнистый
Serbian (Cyrillic) Калико
Serbian (Latin) Kaliko
Slovak (NOUN)kaliko
Slovenian (NOUN)Budala
Spanish (NOUN)percal
Swedish (NOUN)kalikå
Tamil காலிகோ
Telugu కాలచి
Thai คาลิโค
Turkish (NOUN)Mitkal, patiska, basma
Ukrainian (NOUN)ситець
Urdu چھینٹ
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