terra-cotta

[ ter-uh-kot-uh ]
/ ˈtɛr əˈkɒt ə /

adjective

made of or having the color of terra cotta.

Origin of terra-cotta

First recorded in 1865–70

Definition for terra-cotta (2 of 2)

terra cotta

[ kot-uh ]
/ ˈkɒt ə /

noun

a hard, fired clay, brownish-red in color when unglazed, that is used for architectural ornaments and facings, structural units, pottery, and as a material for sculpture.
something made of terra cotta.
a brownish-orange color like that of unglazed terra cotta.

Origin of terra cotta

1715–25; < Italian: literally, baked earth < Latin terra cōcta
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