tortoiseshell cat


noun


Nearby words

  1. tortoise beetle,
  2. tortoise brooch,
  3. tortoise plant,
  4. tortoise-core,
  5. tortoiseshell,
  6. tortoiseshell turtle,
  7. tortola,
  8. tortoni,
  9. tortricid,
  10. tortuga

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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