Definition of rosso antico in US English:

rosso antico

noun

  • 1A rich red marble found chiefly in Italy.

  • 2Josiah Wedgwood's name for: the red stoneware produced at Wedgwood's Staffordshire factories.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Italian rosso antico, lit. ‘ancient red’ from rosso red + antico old, ancient.

Pronunciation

rosso antico

/ˈrɒsəʊ ˈantɪkəʊ/