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Definition of Calico cat

Calico cat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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calico cat
n : a cat having black and cream and yellowish markings [syn: tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell-cat]

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1. a cat having black and cream and yellowish markings
(synonym) tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell-cat
(hypernym) domestic cat, house cat, Felis domesticus, Felis catus
Calico cat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Calico cats are domestic cats with a spotted or parti-colored coat that is predominantly white, with patches of two other colors (often, the two other colors are orange tabby and black). Outside of North America, the pattern is more usually called tortoiseshell-and-white. In the province of Quebec, they are sometimes called chatte d'Espagne (French for '(female) cat of Spain'). Other names include brindle, tricolor cat, mi-ke (Japanese for 'triple fur'), and lapjeskat (Dutch for 'patches cat'); calicoes with diluted coloration have been called calimanco or clouded tiger. Occasionally, the tri-color calico coloration is combined with a tabby patterning. This calico patched tabby is called a caliby.

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