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terra–cotta

noun, ter·ra–cot·ta often attributive \ˌter-ə-ˈkä-tə\

: a reddish clay that is used for pottery and tiles

: things (such as tiles, pottery, or statues) that are made from terra-cotta

: a brownish-orange color

Full Definition of TERRA-COTTA

1
:  a glazed or unglazed fired clay used especially for statuettes and vases and architectural purposes (as roofing, facing, and relief ornamentation); also :  something made of this material
2
:  a brownish orange
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Origin of TERRA-COTTA

Italian terra cotta, literally, baked earth
First Known Use: 1722

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