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calicoes


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calico  \Cal"i*co\,  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 
  [Eng.] 
 
  The  importation  of  printed  or  stained  colicoes 
  appears  to  have  been  coeval  with  the  establishment 
  of  the  East  India  Company.  --Beck 
  (Draper's 
  Dict.  ). 
 
  2.  Cotton  cloth  printed  with  a  figured  pattern. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  the  term  calico  is  applied  only  to 
  the  printed  fabric. 
 
  {Calico  bass}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  edible,  fresh-water  fish 
  ({Pomoxys  sparaides})  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}, 
  {strawberry  bass},  {barfish},  and  {bitterhead}. 
 
  {Calico  printing},  the  art  or  process  of  impressing  the 
  figured  patterns  on  calico. 




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