Terra-cotta meaning

tĕrə-kŏtə
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A brownish orange.
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A hard, brown-red, usually unglazed earthenware used for pottery, sculpture, etc.
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Its brown-red color.
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An object made of terra cotta.
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Alternative spelling of terracotta.
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An unglazed hard-baked clay pottery.
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A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.

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Of a reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta.
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Origin of terra-cotta

  • Italian terra earth (from Latin terrace) cotta baked, cooked (from Latin cocta) (feminine past participle of coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian terra (“earth") + cotta (“baked")

    From Wiktionary