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Calico may refer to:

Textiles

Animals

  • Calico cat, Calico or Tortoiseshell is a common coloration for domestic cats
  • Calico goldfish, goldfish that sports a type of metallic and transparent scales

Business

Education

People

  • Calico Cooper (born 1981), American actress and the daughter of rock and roll musician Alice Cooper
  • Calico Jack Rackham (died 1720), English pirate captain in the early 18th century
  • Tyrone Calico (born 1980), American football wide receiver
  • Calico aka Skaddy (born in the '80s), Jamaican entertainer/DJ with witty, conscious lyrics and a powerful voice. His music crosses several generes ranging from reggae, dancehall, hip hop, soca, jazz and techno.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

CALICO, a general name given to plain cotton cloth. The word was spelt in various forms, including "calicut," which shows its derivation from the Indian city of Calicut or Kolikod, a seaport in the presidency of Madras, and one of the chief ports of intercourse with Europe in the 16th century, where cotton cloths were made. The name seems to have been applied to all kinds of cotton cloths imported from the East. In England it is now applied particularly to grey or bleached cotton cloth used for domestic purposes, and, generally, to any fairly heavy cotton cloth without a pattern. In the United States there is a special application to printed cloth "of a coarser quality than muslin." In England "printed calico" is a comprehensive term.


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