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bucchero

[boo-kuh-roh, boo k-uh-] /ˈbu kəˌroʊ, ˈbʊk ə-/
noun, plural buccheros.
1.
an Etruscan black ceramic ware, often ornamented with incised geometrical patterns or figures carved in relief.
Origin of bucchero
1885-1890
1885-90; < Italian < Spanish búcaro < Portuguese: clay vessel, earlier púcaro < Mozarabic < Latin pōculum goblet. See potion, -cule2
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  • Not only the forms, but even the shining texture of the Grecian bronze, is here copied in bucchero.

    The Story of Perugia Margaret Symonds

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