E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Callabre or Calaber.
A Calabrian fur. Ducange says, At Chichester the priest vicars and at St. Pauls the minor canons wore a calabre amyce; and Bale, in his Image of Both Churches, alludes to the fair rochets of Raines (Rennes), and costly grey amicës of calaber and cats tails.
The Lord Mayor and those aldermen above the chair ought to have their coats furred with grey amis, and also with changeable taffeta; and those below the chair with calabre and with green taffeta.Hutton: New View of London.