Pronunciation: (kal'i-kō"), [key]
—n., pl. -coes, -cos,
1. a plain-woven cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern, usually on one side.
2. Brit.plain white cotton cloth.
3. an animal having a spotted or particolored coat.
4. Obs.a figured cotton cloth from India.
1. made of calico.
2. resembling printed calico; spotted or mottled.
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