terra cotta


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ter·ra cot·ta

or ter·ra·cot·ta or ter·ra-cot·ta  (tĕr′ə-kŏt′ə)
n.
1.
a. A hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction.
b. Ceramic wares made of this material.
2. A brownish orange.

[Italian : terra, earth (from Latin; see terrace) + cotta, baked, cooked (from Latin cocta, feminine past participle of coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots).]

ter′ra cot′ta

(ˈkɒt ə)
n., pl. terra cot•tas.
1. a hard, brownish red fired clay, usu. unglazed, that is used for architectural ornaments, pottery, and as a material for sculpture.
2. something made of terra cotta.
[1715–25; < Italian: literally, baked earth < Latin terra cōcta]
ter′ra-cot′ta, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terra cotta - a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenwareterra cotta - a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware
earthenware - ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
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