calamanco

calamanco

[kal-uh-mang-koh]
noun, plural 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.


Origin:
1585–95; of obscure origin

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calamanco (ˌkæləˈmæŋkəʊ)
 
n
a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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