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calico

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The plural of “calico” is “calicoes” or “calicos.”
calico(
kah
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lih
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ko
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fabric)
a. el calicó
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dress she was wearing was a lovely calico.El vestido que llevaba era de un lindo calicó.
b. el percal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Which shawl do you want? The plain white or the calico?¿Qué chal quieres? ¿El blanco o el de percal?
2. (animal)
a. el gato tricolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la gata tricolora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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!
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calico
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el percal m, calicó
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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calico [ˈkælɪkəʊ]
noun
calicoes calicos calicó (m); percal (m)
adjective
[+jacket, shirt etc] de percal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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