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Definition(s):

  1. (n) coarse cloth with a bright print
  2. (adj) made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
  3. (adj) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Usage(s):

  1. The Hansons' cat is specifically a torn, and cat lovers soon pointed out that all calicoes are female.
  2. By the Victorian era, odd batches of brocade, chintzes and calicoes were patched into crazy quilts, more a tour de force in stitchery than in pattern.

News

  • Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Bethany, Butter Cup, and Little Guy

    Some of our most eye-catching cats are the calicoes and tortoiseshell beauties. They are tri-colored cats: black, orange, and white or gray, orange and white. They are also known as real characters to. We currently have three here at the Shelter with that fur pattern: Bethany, Butter Cup and Little Guy.
    on February 21, 2014     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

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