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calico

cal·i·co

calico

 
pronunciation:
kae lih ko
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: calicoes, calicos
definition: a simply woven cotton cloth with a bright printed pattern.
I bought some calico to make curtains for the kids' room.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of calico.
A beautiful calico quilt was hanging on the wall.
definition 2: resembling calico; multicolored; spotted.
a calico cat