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See also calicò
From Calicut, in India, from where the cloth was originally exported, from Malayalam കോഴിക്കോട് (“Kozhikode”), from koyil (“palace”) + kota (“fort”), “fortified palace”, with ‘y’ replaced by interchangeable ‘zh’.
- Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.
- The calico cat had distinctive red and dark markings.
- The calico-patterned tablecloths were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic; instead, they made it look run down.
having a pattern of red and contrasting areas
- A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
kind of cloth