how to pronounce calico

kæləkoʊ

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“… tom calico did a very good job building …”

meanings of calico

noun:

  1. A kind of rough cloth made from unbleached and not fully processed cotton, often printed with a bright pattern.
  2. Ellipsis of calico cat; a cat with fur of the colors black, white and orange.

adjective:

  1. Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.