The 27th we were a little past Calicut, abreast of Paniany, our lat.
The Calicut of fame which gave rise to the name Calico is also in this district.
But the general excused himself as formerly, by saying that it was quite uncertain whether he might ever have come to Calicut.
In some parts, such as Calicut, a husband is only a visitor for the night.
The city of 325 Calicut, whence the word calico is derived, was a cotton goods manufacturing center in early times.
He then says: Pepper and ginger grow around the said city of Calicut.
The complexion of the natives inclines towards fair, as the air is more temperate than at Calicut.
Calicut was not only the imperial city, but the greatest port.
It afterwards declined in importance, being supplanted by Calicut, Goa, and eventually by Bombay.
And Califa related this in Calicut later when he returned there.