Calamanco
Calamanco Cal`a*man"co (k[a^]l`[.a]*m[a^][ng]"k[-o]), n. [LL. calamancus, calamacus; cf. camelaucum; a head covering made of camel's hair, NGr. kamelay`kion, and F. calmande a woolen stuff.] A glossy woolen stuff, plain, striped, or checked. ``A gay calamanco waistcoat.'' --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

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  • calamanco — [kal΄ə maŋ′kō] n. pl. calamancoes or calamancos [Sp calamaco, calamanco] a former kind of woolen cloth woven with a glossy, patterned face …   English World dictionary

  • calamanco — /kal euh mang koh/, n., pl. calamancos for 2. 1. 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. 2. a garment made from this fabric. Also, calimanco. [1585 95; of …   Universalium

  • calamanco — noun /ˌkæləˈmæŋkoʊ/ A glossy woolen fabric with striped or checkered designs …   Wiktionary

  • calamanco — satin twilled woollen fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • calamanco — n. shiny woolen fabric checkered or brocaded on one side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calamanco — [ˌkalə maŋkəʊ] noun (plural calamancoes) historical a glossy woollen cloth chequered on one side only. Origin C16: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • calamanco — cal·a·man·co …   English syllables

  • calamanco — /kæləˈmæŋkoʊ/ (say kaluh mangkoh) noun (plural calamancos) a glossy woollen fabric checked or brocaded in the warp so that the pattern shows on one side only, much used in the 18th century. {origin uncertain; ? from Medieval Latin calamancus kind …   Australian English dictionary

  • calamanco — n. (pl. oes) hist. a glossy woollen cloth chequered on one side. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • calimanco — variant of calamanco * * * /kal euh mang koh/, n., pl. calimancos. calamanco. * * * calimanco obs. form of calamanco …   Useful english dictionary

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