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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).]

terracotta

(ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə)
n
1. (Geological Science) a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware, or the clay from which it is made
2. (Art Terms) something made of terracotta, such as a sculpture
3. (Colours) a strong reddish-brown to brownish-orange colour
adj
4. (Art Terms) made of terracotta: a terracotta urn.
5. (Colours) of the colour terracotta: a terracotta carpet.
[C18: from Italian, literally: baked earth]

terracotta

Brownish-red burnt-clay pottery, baked in molds and used for architectural molding, sculpture, and decorative vessels.
Translations
طين لِصُنْع الآجُر
terakotaterakotový
terrakotta
terrakotta
terrakotta
terakota
terakota
terakotaterakotový
fırınlanmış kil

terracotta

[ˈterəˈkɒtə]
A. Nterracota f
B. ADJterracota

terracotta

[ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə]
n
(= clay) → terre f cuite
(= colour) → ocre m brun
modif
[pot, roof, tile] → en terre cuite
adj [paint, walls] → ocre brun inv

terracotta

nTerrakotta f
attrTerrakotta-, aus Terrakotta; terracotta floorTerrakottaboden m

terracotta

[ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə] nterracotta

terracotta

(terəˈkotə) noun, adjective
(of) a brownish-red mixture of clay and sand used to make vases, small statues etc. This vase is (made of) terracotta; a terracotta vase.
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