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calamanco

or cal·i·man·co

[kal-uh-mang-koh]
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noun, plural cal·a·man·cos for 2.
  1. a glossy woolen fabric checkered or brocaded in the warp so that the pattern shows on one side only, much used in the 18th century.
  2. a garment made from this fabric.

Origin of calamanco

First recorded in 1585–95; of obscure origin
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Historical Examples

  • Calamanco, kal-a-mangk′o, n. a satin-twilled woollen stuff, checkered or brocaded in the warp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for calamanco

calamanco

noun
  1. a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only

Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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