Origin: It, lit., baked earth < L: see terra & cook
See terra cotta in American Heritage Dictionary 4
or ter·ra·cot·ta or ter·ra-cot·tanoun
Origin: : terra, earth (from Latin terra; see terrace)
Origin: + cotta, baked, cooked (from Latin cocta, feminine past participle of coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots).
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