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.
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How to use calamanco in a sentence
He wanted a dressing-gown of red-striped calamanco; the shops were ransacked to gratify him.Legends of the Bastille | Frantz Funck-Brentano
calamanco, kal-a-mangk′o, n. a satin-twilled woollen stuff, checkered or brocaded in the warp.
British Dictionary definitions for calamanco
a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only
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