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calico Tweet Definition of calico Like Definition of calico on Facebook
noun (Plural: calicos or calicoes)
  1. A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
adjective
  1. Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.
The cat had distinctive red and dark markings.
The patterned tableclothes were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic, instead they made it look run down.
cardigan Tweet Definition of cardigan Like Definition of cardigan on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of sweater or jumper that fastens up the front with buttons or a zipper, usually machine- or hand-knitted from wool. Cardigans are available for both sexes but recent fashions have resulted in them being more typically worn by women.
proper nounCardigan
  1. A town in Wales.
chestnut Tweet Definition of chestnut Like Definition of chestnut on Facebook
noun (pluralchestnuts)
  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. The nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
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    1. A reddish-brown horse.
    2. The wood of a chestnut tree.
    3. (Often "old chestnut") a worn-out meme; a work so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.
    4. A part of a horse found on the inner leg, similar to a birthmark on a human.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. (colour) of a deep reddish brown colour, like that of a chestnut.
Chihuahua Tweet Definition of Chihuahua Like Definition of Chihuahua on Facebook
noun
  1. A desert state in northwestern Mexico.
  2. The capital city of the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
chow Tweet Definition of chow Like Definition of chow on Facebook
noun
  1. Slang. Food, especially snacks.
  2. A Chinese breed of dog, frequently known as chow chow. See the w:Chow Chow, Wikipedia entry.
  3. A twelfth-century Chinese dynasty, alternatively Romanization, romanized as Zhou or Chou.
Clydesdale Tweet Definition of Clydesdale Like Definition of Clydesdale on Facebook
noun
  1. A particularly large and powerful breed of rare draft horse.
  2. A heavier than usual athlete (Over 200 lbs for men, over 145 lbs for women)
cockapoo Tweet Definition of cockapoo Like Definition of cockapoo on Facebook
noun
  1. A cross between an American cocker spaniel and a miniature poodle.
cocker Tweet Definition of cocker Like Definition of cocker on Facebook
noun
  1. (dated) someone who breed gamecocks, or arranges cockfights
    1. a cocker spaniel
cocker spaniel Tweet Definition of cocker spaniel Like Definition of cocker spaniel on Facebook
noun
  1. Either of two breeds of dog, the American cocker spaniel and the English cocker spaniel.
cocktail Tweet Definition of cocktail Like Definition of cocktail on Facebook
noun
  1. An alcoholic beverage containing multiple types of liquor
They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
    • 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
    • : Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters " it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
      1. A mixture of other substances.
      "Scientists found a of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."
collie Tweet Definition of collie Like Definition of collie on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various breeds of dog originating in Scotland as sheepdogs
corgi Tweet Definition of corgi Like Definition of corgi on Facebook
noun (pl2=corgwn)<ref name="OED-alt&inflex"/>
  1. A breed of small dog having short legs and fox-like features.

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