tortoiseshell cat


noun

Definition for tortoiseshell cat (2 of 2)

calico cat

noun

a domestic cat, especially a female one, of variegated black, yellow, and white coloring.

Origin of calico cat

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called tortoise-shell cat.
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