calamanco

or cal·i·man·co

[ kal-uh-mang-koh ]
/ ˌkæl əˈmæŋ koʊ /
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noun, plural cal·a·man·cos for 2.

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.

Nearby words

  1. calah,
  2. calais,
  3. calakmul,
  4. calalu,
  5. calama,
  6. calamander,
  7. calamar,
  8. calamari,
  9. calamary,
  10. calamata olive

Origin of calamanco

First recorded in 1585–95; of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for calamanco

calamanco

/ (ˌkæləˈmæŋkəʊ) /

noun

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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