terracotta

[[t]te̱rəkɒ̱tə[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N n Terracotta is a brownish-red clay that has been baked and is used for making things such as flower pots, small statues, and tiles.

...plants in terracotta pots.

2) COLOUR Terracotta is used to describe things that are brownish-red in colour.

...the soft tones of blue, cream and terracotta.


English dictionary. 2008.

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