terra cottater·ra cot·ta
- a hard, brown-red, usually unglazed earthenware used for pottery, sculpture, etc.
- its brown-red color
- an object made of terra cotta
Origin of terra cottaIt, literally , baked earth ; from Classical Latin terra cocta: see Terra and amp; cook
or ter·ra·cot·ta or ter·ra-cot·ta
- a. A hard semifired waterproof ceramic clay used in pottery and building construction.b. Ceramic wares made of this material.
- A brownish orange.
Origin of terra cottaItalian : 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).
- Alternative spelling of terracotta.
- An unglazed hard-baked clay pottery
- A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
- Of a reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.