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della Robbia

[del-uh roh-bee-uh; Italian del-lah rawb-byah]
  1. Lu·ca [loo-kah] /ˈlu kɑ/. Robbia, Luca della.
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Historical Examples

  • Della-Robbia, del-la-rob′ya, n. a term applied to enamelled terra-cotta, said to have been invented by Luca della Robbia.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for della robbia

della Robbia

  1. See Robbia
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Word Origin and History for della robbia

Della Robbia

1787, from name of a family of 15c. Florentine painters and sculptors; used of wares made by Luca Della Robbia (1400-1482), or those like them.

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