rosso antico

noun

ros·​so an·​ti·​co
¦rō(ˌ)sōˌan‧ˈtē(ˌ)kō,
¦rȯ(-,
¦rä(-,
-sōˌän‧-
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Italian

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosso%20antico. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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