from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Properly, printed calico, whether Oriental or of fanciful design with flowers, etc., in Western work. Hence, as extended in English, material of a similar character.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Eastern cambric or muslin printed with colored patterns.
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