Definition of Terra cotta

1. Noun. A hard unglazed brownish-red earthenware.

Generic synonyms: Earthenware



Definition of Terra cotta

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of terracotta) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terra Cotta

terpineols
terpinol
terpinols
terpolymer
terpolymers
terps
terpsichore
terpsichorean
terpsichoreans
terpyridine
terpyridines
terr
terra
terra-cotta
terra alba
terra cotta (current term)
terra firma
terra incognita
terra japonica
terra nullius
terra preta
terra sigillata
terrace
terrace chant
terraced
terraced house
terraced houses
terraceless
terracelike
terraceous

Literary usage of Terra cotta

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"terra cotta, hard baked clay or earthenware of exceptionally good quality, ... terra cotta is exposed without a coating of glaze or enamel, and its brown ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"terra cotta, hard baked clay or earthenware of exceptionally good quality, ... terra cotta is exposed without a coating of glaze or enamel, and its brown ..."

3. The Antiquary (1871)
"The show of Denmark, on the contrary, proved that that country possessed peculiar advantages for the manufacture of the best terra-cotta ware. ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1907)
"Of the terra cotta fronts, most were destroyed, for instance, the Bullock and ... Glazed terra cotta blocks, used in court walls, were generally cracked. ..."

5. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture and Properties by Adelbert Philo Mills (1922)
"terra cotta 32. General. terra cotta is composed of practically the same material as ... Usually no single clay is used in the production of terra cotta, ..."

6. The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of by Edwin Atlee Barber (1893)
"The terra-cotta is of a pure yellow, in surface ornamentation, upon a soft, brown ground, with columns of Indian red, the whole framed in a setting of ..."

7. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"RS terra cotta. Hard baked pottery, especially that which is used in architecture or in decorative art of large scale. It may be left with its natural brown ..."

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