- 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.
- a garment made from this fabric.
Origin of calamanco
First recorded in 1585–95; of obscure origin
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Calamanco, kal-a-mangk′o, n. a satin-twilled woollen stuff, checkered or brocaded in the warp.
- a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only
Word Origin for calamanco
C16: of unknown origin
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