rosso antico

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

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“Rosso antico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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