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bucchero

[boo-kuh-roh, boo k-uh-]
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noun, plural buc·che·ros.
  1. an Etruscan black ceramic ware, often ornamented with incised geometrical patterns or figures carved in relief.

Origin of bucchero

1885–90; < Italian < Spanish búcaro < Portuguese: clay vessel, earlier púcaro < Mozarabic < Latin pōculum goblet. See potion, -cule2
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  • Not only the forms, but even the shining texture of the Grecian bronze, is here copied in bucchero.

    The Story of Perugia

    Margaret Symonds