rosso antico

noun
ros·​so an·​ti·​co | \ ¦rō(ˌ)sōˌan‧ˈtē(ˌ)kō, ¦rȯ(-, ¦rä(-, -sōˌän‧-\

Definition of rosso antico

1a : a deep red Grecian marble used especially by the ancient Romans
b : a porphyritic diorite used especially by the ancient Egyptians and Romans
2 : a hard red unglazed Wedgwood stoneware resembling boccaro

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First Known Use of rosso antico

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rosso antico

Italian

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