Definition of terra sigillata in English:

terra sigillata

Line breaks: terra sigil|lata
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪdʒɪˈleɪtə/

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[mass noun]
1Astringent clay from Lemnos or Samos, formerly used as a medicine.
2 another term for Samian ware.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin, literally 'sealed earth'.

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