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terra-cotta

[ter-uh-kot-uh] /ˈtɛr əˈkɒt ə/
adjective
1.
made of or having the color of terra cotta.
Origin of terra-cotta
1865-1870
1865-70
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terracotta

/ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə/
noun
1.
a hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware, or the clay from which it is made
2.
something made of terracotta, such as a sculpture
3.
a strong reddish-brown to brownish-orange colour
adjective
4.
made of terracotta: a terracotta urn
5.
of the colour terracotta: a terracotta carpet
Word Origin
C18: from Italian, literally: baked earth
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Word Origin and History for terracotta

terra-cotta

n.

1722, from Italian terra cotta, literally "cooked earth," from terra "earth" (see terrain) + cotta "baked," from Latin cocta, fem. past participle of coquere (see cook (n.)). As a color name for brownish-red, attested from 1882.

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