caliconoun [ U ]uk /ˈkæl.ɪ.kəʊ/ us /ˈkæl.ə.koʊ/
Examples from literature
- I want to buy a yard of calico, said Bill.
- Nancy had admired that pink calico.
- She robbed the windows of their lawn and muslin curtains, replacing them with gaudy calico from the trade-store, and made herself several gowns.
- There was two old dirty calico dresses, and a sun-bonnet, and some women's underclothes hanging against the wall, and some men's clothing, too.
- When, at a given point, all the maid-servants rise, whirl round in their calico gowns and turn their demure backs to me as they kneel in a row, I know not whether to laugh or cry.