from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest India on the Malabar Coast southwest of Bangalore. It was the site of Vasco da Gama's first landfall in India (1498) and was later occupied by Portuguese, British, French, and Danish trading colonies. Population: 436,000.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Kozhikode.
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In fact, I don't know how I'd managed if he hadn't taken my part against the merchants in Calicut.
Calicut, which is situated between the Persian Gulf and the river Indus.
Being perplexed by the great losses he was continually sustaining through the Portuguese superiority at sea, the sovereign of Calicut made overtures towards an accommodation; and in a treaty of peace gave permission to the governor-general to build a fort in the island of _Chale_, in a river that falls into the sea about three leagues from Calicut, which is navigable by boats all the way to the foot of the _Gaut_ mountains.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 06 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
Both of these terms imply the geographic origin of the huexoloti as "Calicut" or the coast of India.
In addition, says a note sent by the Fortune Hotel, "animated situations at strategic locations have been found to be a great attraction for festive themes at mini-metros such as Calicut,
“Many international Ulema have endorsed this concept and its being replicated in other cities like Bangalore, Calicut and Mumbai” he added.
In Kerala, where Islam came through traders, travelers and missionaries, rather than by the sword, the Zamorin of Calicut was so impressed by the seafaring skills of this community that he issued a decree obliging each fisherman's family to bring up one son as a Muslim to man his all-Muslim navy!
The single patient in Calicut had returned from Dubai.
The British East India Company, founded in 1600, for many years picked up Indian cotton cloth at the Malabar coastal town of Calicut and traded it in Indonesia for spices.
Women seen wearing cotton gowns were attacked in the Spitalfields district of London in what became known as the 'calico riots' – calico being the term for all cotton goods derived from the entrepot of Calicut.
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