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 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.