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  1. former name of Kozhikode.
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Historical Examples of calicut

  • The Calicut of fame which gave rise to the name Calico is also in this district.

    The Story of the Cotton Plant

    Frederick Wilkinson

  • After a stay of nine days the fleet weighed anchor for Calicut.

  • In some parts, such as Calicut, a husband is only a visitor for the night.

  • They are said to have first come to Calicut, whence they emigrated to Cranganūr.

  • He added that he was of the same caste as the Zamorin of Calicut.

British Dictionary definitions for calicut


  1. the former name for Kozhikode
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