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tazza

[taht-suh; Italian taht-tsah]
noun, plural taz·zas, Italian taz·ze [taht-tse] /ˈtɑt tsɛ/.
  1. a shallow, saucerlike, ornamental bowl, often having handles and usually on a high base or pedestal.
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Origin of tazza

1835–45; < Italian < Arabic ṭassah basin. See tass
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tazza

noun
  1. a wine cup with a shallow bowl and a circular foot
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Word Origin for tazza

C19: from Italian, probably from Arabic tassah bowl
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