Definition of terracotta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌterəˈkɒtə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌterəˈkɑːtə//
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  1. 1reddish-brown clay that has been baked but not glazed, used for making pots, etc. terracotta pots/tiles/roofs
  2. 2 a reddish-brown colour
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Italian terra cotta ‘baked earth’, from Latin terra cocta.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: terracotta