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

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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“Boccaro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boccaro. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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