rosso antico


ros·​so an·​ti·​co
: a deep red Grecian marble used especially by the ancient Romans
: a porphyritic diorite used especially by the ancient Egyptians and Romans
: a hard red unglazed Wedgwood stoneware resembling boccaro

Word History



First Known Use

1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosso antico was in 1740

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“Rosso antico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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