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 for Calico
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The importation of printed or stained colicoes
              appears to have been coeval with the establishment
              of the East India Company.            --Beck
                                                    Dict. ).
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: In the United States the term calico is applied only to
           the printed fabric.
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     Calico bass (Zool.), 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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calico \Cal"i*co\, a.
     Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often
     applied to an animal, as a horse or cat, on whose body are
     large patches of a color strikingly different from its main
     color. [Colloq. U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned;
             "calico dresses"; "a calico cat"
      2: having sections or patches colored differently and usually
         brightly; "a jester dressed in motley"; "the painted desert";
         "a particolored dress"; "a piebald horse"; "pied daisies"
         [syn: motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color,
         multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-
         colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted,
         particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
         varicolored, varicoloured]
      n 1: coarse cloth with a bright print

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (Formerly "Calico").  An object-oriented language
     from Bell Laboratories which uniformly represents all data
     as pointers to self-described objects.  C+@ provides multiple
     inheritance with delegation and with control over which
     methods come from which delegated object; and default
     methodologies.  It has a simple syntax with emphasis on
     graphics.  It was originally used for prototyping of
     telecommunication services.
     The language is patented by AT&T and Unir Tech has the
     exclusive license from Bell Labs to distribute C+@.
     Unfortunately Unir is owned and operated by well-known
     anti-{IETF ranter, Jim Fleming, which may have had something
     to do with the language's rapid disappearence from the radar
     It runs under SunOS and compiles to Vcode.
     E-mail: Jim Vandendorpe .
     ["A Dynamic C-Based Object-Oriented System for Unix", S.
     Engelstad et al, IEEE Software 8(3):73-85 (May 1991)].
     ["The C+@ Programming Language", J. Fleming, Dr Dobbs J, Oct
     1993, pp.24-32].
     [{Jargon File]

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