Simple Definition of terra–cotta
: 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
Origin of terra–cotta
Italian terra cotta, literally, baked earth
First Known Use: 1722
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