Aren’t the British great? Look at this example, from a dictionary:
calico (KAL-i-co) noun, plural calicoes or calicos
1. A brightly printed coarse cotton cloth.
2. (Mainly British) A plain white cotton cloth.
3. An animal having a spotted coat, especially with red and black patches.
Look at that! The number one definition and the related animal definition are precisely the opposite of “plain white cotton cloth”. Woohoo! Man, I can’t wait to move to Britain! It’ll be like a fish who’d lived its entire life out of water finally finding itself in a much more comfortable setting! Or pudding!