• WordNet 3.6
    • n Chico United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chico In the Philippines, the sapodilla or its fruit; also, the marmalade tree or its fruit.
    • Chico The common greasewood of the western United States (Sarcobatus vermiculatus).
    • Chico Var. of Chica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Chico An orangered coloring matter obtained by the Indians from the leaves of the Bignonia Chica, which grows on the banks of the Meta and the Orinoco, and is employed by them, like arnotto, to dye their bodies. It is also used in the United States to produce red and orange shades on cotton and wool, the process followed being similar to that for arnotto. Calvert, Dyeing and Calico-Printing, p. 291.
    • n Chico A fermented liquor or beer derived from Indian corn, mashed in hot water, used by the natives of Chili.
    • n Chico Also chica, chicha.
    • n Chico In the Philippine Islands, the sapodilla, Sapota zapotilla, a tree of Mexican origin. See sapodilla.
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In literature:

The fruit that stands next in favor is the chico.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
He was at Chico Creek, a mile from camp, where he first had met Janet Hosmer.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
By this time, Chico arrived and brought her clothes from the carriage.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
Two of them went away and returned in a few minutes with a man they called El Chico.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The unopened leaves are brought down the Chico River in rafts.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
I was rash in saying there were no more Chicos.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Boabdil el Chico, 22.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
From the "Patio Chico" alone, the old structure can be seen unobstructed.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
S Chico; Rumsey; Castle Springs; 3 mi.
"A Synopsis of the North American Lagomorpha" by E. Raymond Hall
The two brothers Francisco and Juan Chico, of Fregenal.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo

In news:

Field Report - " Chico the American".
Chico 's Dirty Tacos & Tequila.
Alfie Is Not Afraid' and ' Chico the Brave.
ARDMORE, OK--Tonight is 'El Chico Night' in Ardmore where proceeds will go to benefit the Southern Oklahoma Family Shelter.
DC United fans honor Chico Solares.
DC United fans to honor Chico Solares.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The El Chico Little Rock locations have announced their plans to donate a portion of proceeds to the family of murdered employee Jesus Larrious Herrera on April 18, 2012.
According to a release, Herrera, 39, was an employee of El Chico on Breckenridge Road in Little Rock, where he'd worked since 1999.
Waiter Killed In WLR El Chico Robbery.
Pleasanton college student among 3 charged with drug manufacturing, house fire in Chico 2008 Amador Valley grad arrested after fleeing blaze with housemates.
Havana nights in " Chico & Rita".
Cuban music sends ' Chico & Rita' from Havana to Paris and beyond.
Chico, their 4-year-old Chihuahua , was found shot to death on Saturday near their home in the 4600 block of Purcell Drive.
CHICO — Christopher John Williams, 20, of Paradise has been getting calls from friends who think he punched an officer Saturday, used the officer's baton to hit a sergeant and then got tased.
CHICO, Calif — Star Nutrition on Wednesday added the TEC-3 arm and calf sleeves to its Incrediwear line.

In science:

There is also EUSO , an ESA mission under study for the space station, and there may be other novel ideas (e.g., CHICOS ) being developed.
Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology: Cosmic Laboratories for New Physics (Summary of the Snowmass 2001 P4 Working Group)