terra-cotta

Introduction

terra-cotta (tĕrˈə kŏtˈə) [key] [Ital., = baked earth], form of hard-baked pottery, widely used in the decorative arts, especially as an architectural material, either in its natural red-brown color, or painted, or with a baked glaze.

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