- terra firma,
- terra incognita,
- terra mater,
- terra sigillata,
- terra verde,
- terraced house,
Origin of terra-cotta
Origin of terra cotta
Examples from the Web for terra-cotta
In some of the walls the remains may be seen of terra-cotta pipes for heating the rooms.Old Rome|Robert Burn
It is of clay or terra-cotta, saucer-shaped, with or without a handle, and with a spout.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
Terra-cotta vases, which later on would be a blaze of geraniums, Wemyss explained, stood at intervals on each side of the path.Vera|Elisabeth von Arnim
While he was a boy, says Vasari, Lionardo modelled in terra-cotta certain heads of women smiling.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
The floors are laid on terra-cotta arches, built on iron beams, and the beams are protected by terra-cotta casings.
1722, from Italian terra cotta, literally "cooked earth," from terra "earth" (see terrain) + cotta "baked," from Latin cocta, fem. past participle of coquere (see cook (n.)). As a color name for brownish-red, attested from 1882.