Calico used as a bookbinding material



  • A kind of rough cloth made from unbleached and not fully processed cotton, often printed with a bright pattern.
  • ; a cat with fur of the colors black, white and orange.
  • The plant disease caused by Tobacco mosaic virus.


  • Made of calico or resembling the color of calico cloth, having a pattern of red and contrasting areas; variegated.


  • From Calicut, in India, from where the cloth was originally exported, from Malayalam കോഴിക്കോട് ("Kozhikode"), from കോഴി + ക്കോട്, with ‘y’ replaced by interchangeable ‘zh’.

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