terra cotta [ˌterəˈkɔtə US -ˈka:-] n [U]
[Date: 1700-1800; : Italian; Origin: 'baked earth']
1.) hard reddish-brown baked ↑clay
a terracotta pot
2.) a brownish red colour
>terracotta adj

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