Search Result for "calico":
1. coarse cloth with a bright print;
1. made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned;
- Example: "calico dresses"
- Example: "a calico cat"
2. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly;
- Example: "a jester dressed in motley"
- Example: "the painted desert"
- Example: "a particolored dress"
- Example: "a piebald horse"
- Example: "pied daisies"
[syn: motley, calico, multicolor, multi-color, multicolour, multi-colour, multicolored, multi-colored, multicoloured, multi-coloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured]
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. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] The importation of printed or stained colicoes appears to have been coeval with the establishment of the East India Company. --Beck (Draper's 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]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.] [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
calico 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 printThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
(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 screen. 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] (2005-01-05)