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Definition: Calico printing
, n.; pl. Calicoes
. [So called because first
imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.]
1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives
distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super
calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.
The importation of printed or stained colicoes
appears to have been coeval with the establishment
of the East India Company. --Beck
2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to
the printed fabric.
(Zo["o]l.), an edible, fresh-water fish
) of the rivers and lake of the
Western United States (esp. of the Misissippi valley.),
allied to the sunfishes, and so called from its variegated
colors; -- called also calicoback
, grass bass
, and bitterhead
, the art or process of impressing the
figured patterns on calico.