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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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