terra cotta: Meaning and Definition of

ter'ra cot'ta

Pronunciation: (kot'u), [key]
  1. a hard, fired clay, brownish-red in color when unglazed, that is used for architectural ornaments and facings, structural units, pottery, and as a material for sculpture.
  2. something made of terra cotta.
  3. a brownish-orange color like that of unglazed terra cotta.


Pronunciation: (ter'u-kot'u), [key]
— adj.
  1. made of or having the color of terra cotta.
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