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- A painted or stained calico fabric, originally produced in India, and known for its brightly colored designs.
- 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 14, in Crime out of Mind:
- He gazed around until on the lid of a spinet he spotted a promising collection of bottles, […] a meerschaum pipe and a jar half-full of wasps and apricot jam. He found some glasses which didn't look very clean and polished them on a chintz window curtain.