boccaro

noun

boc·​ca·​ro
ˈbu̇kəˌrō,
ˈbäk-
plural -s
: a usually dark red and often ornately modeled stoneware produced in I-hsing, China, and introduced into Europe in the 17th century

Word History

Etymology

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 25 Feb. 2024.

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