boccaro

noun
boc·​ca·​ro | \ ˈbu̇kəˌrō, ˈbäk-\
plural -s

Definition of boccaro

: a usually dark red and often ornately modeled stoneware produced in I-hsing, China, and introduced into Europe in the 17th century

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History and Etymology for boccaro

probably modification of Portuguese búcaro clay vase, from Old Portuguese púcaro, from Arabic dialect, from Latin poculum cup; akin to Latin potare to drink

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