cot·​ta | \ ˈkä-tə How to pronounce cotta (audio) \

Definition of cotta

: a waist-length surplice

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The velvety blancmange, made with tofu, has the consistency of panna cotta and the mild flavor of rice pudding. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Udon Takes On New Texture at Hanon," 12 July 2019 Vintage-look three-level plant hanger: Made of terra cotta and metal, this 36-inch piece can hold a variety of flowers and can be hung in any space in your garden. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 Scallop ceviche enriched with uni panna cotta bathes in a smoky, dashi rich broth. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 Dessert is pixie jello layered with smooth panna cotta. Alex Schechter, Vogue, "Forget Poppies, Ojai’s Pixie Season Is the California Nature Event to Know," 10 Apr. 2019 The exterior of Mediterranean homes typically feature a red-tiled roof (usually terra cotta), as well as brick or stucco that’s often painted white. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About Mediterranean-Style Houses," 21 June 2019 The museum had sent workers to Hammond, Indiana, to pick up some terra-cotta by the architect George Grant Elmslie. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "The City Museum in Saint Louis will do anything—even risk eternal damnation—to build its Louis Sullivan collection," 30 May 2018 Columns of polished brick tiles provide a terra-cotta contrast. Susan Bryant,, "Michael Schwartz debuts Tigertail + Mary, a veggie-focused eatery, in Coconut Grove," 7 June 2019 What other wonders might the terra-cotta warriors be protecting? National Geographic, "Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland," 8 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of cotta

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cotta

Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse mantle — more at coat

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