Calicut, the former name for Kozhikode may refer to:
Usage examples of "calicut".
Aden Covilham embarked in a Moorish ship for Cananor, on the Malabar coast, and after some stay in that city went to Calicut and Goa, being the first of his countrymen who had sailed on the Indian Ocean.
But now, Portugal and Spain being at war with one another, no further expeditions were sent out by the Portuguese until Vasco da Gama--ten years after the successful voyage of Dias--made his way to Calicut with the first European fleet that ever entered the waters of the Indian Ocean.
Vasco da Gama sailed round the Cape of Good Hope and arrived at Calicut with Paolo da Gama, Nicolas Coelho, Pedro Nunez, Pero de Alemquer, Joao de Coimbra, and Pero Escobar.
Portuguese, and on his way back to Europe met the latter at Calicut, and stayed for some time there imparting to them knowledge of the countries he had visited.
Barthema proceeding homeward after leaving Calicut, met at Cannanore Don Lorenzo, the son of Don Francisco de Almeyda, the Portuguese Viceroy, who questioned him on the state of affairs at Calicut.
March 1506 the Indian fleet, of 209 sails, set out from Pannani, Calicut, Capogat, Pandarani and Tormapatan to meet the Portuguese.
Cabral made commercial settlements at Calicut and the neighboring town of Cochin, and came home with unheard-of riches in spice, pearls and gems.
Albuquerque, failing to storm Calicut, seized Goa farther north and made it the chief emporium.
British share included a large part of the Malabar coast, with the forts of Calicut and Cananore, and the territory of our ally, the Rajah of Coorg.
Chief Towns--Bombay, Madras, Calicut, Aden, Malacca, Singapore, Pegu, Colombo.
Andy, upon receiving his summons, had felt himself chosen, not unlike one of the ancient kings of Calicut who had their throats cut after enjoying a brief, prescribed term of reign, although here Andy, as a student of the human condition, posited too darkly what William may or may not have had in mind.
One day he sent his sons out to Batavia, a passage from Calicut, and they were dead within a week, from the ague.
There they anchored in the Gulf of Cambay, off the city of Calicut, and were met with understandable misgivings.
There was not even a garrison to defend Calicut, and one had to be improvised when the first horde of wounded and panic-stricken Hindus came stampeding for protection.
The one lone cruiser that dropped anchor off Calicut accomplished no more in its way than Ommony in his.