Usage note
The plural of “calico” is “calicoes” or “calicos.”
calico
noun
1. (fabric) 
The dress she was wearing was a lovely calico.El vestido que llevaba era de un lindo calicó.
b. el percal (M) 
Which shawl do you want? The plain white or the calico?¿Qué chal quieres? ¿El blanco o el de percal?
2. (animal) 
We already wanted to get a cat, and then we saw this adorable calico online. We couldn't resist!Ya teníamos la idea de tener gato, y entonces vimos este adorable gato tricolor en Internet. ¡No nos pudimos resistir!
calico
Noun
1. (general) 
a. el percal m, calicó (M) 
calico [ˈkælɪkəʊ]
noun
calicoes calicos calicó (m); percal (m)
adjective
[+jacket, shirt etc] de percal
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