(noun, adjective)


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

Similar word(s): colored, colorful, coloured, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multicolour, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured

Sentences with calico as an adjective:

- The calico cat had distinctive red and dark markings.

- The calico-patterned tablecloths were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic; instead, they made it look run down.


1. coarse cloth with a bright print

Definition categories: man–made, cloth, fabric, material, textile