Definitions for tazzaˈtɑt sə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

taz•zaˈtɑt sə(n.)(pl.)-zas.

  1. a shallow ornamental bowl or cup, usu. on a high base or pedestal.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of tazza:

1835–45; < It < Ar ṭassah basin < Pers tasht


  1. tazza(Noun)

    A shallow saucer-like dish, either mounted on a stem and foot or on a foot alone.

  2. Origin: From tazza.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tazza(noun)

    an ornamental cup or vase with a large, flat, shallow bowl, resting on a pedestal and often having handles


  1. Tazza

    A tazza is a shallow saucer-like dish either mounted on a stem and foot or on a foot alone. The word has been generally adopted by archaeologists and connoisseurs for this type of vessel, used either for drinking, serving small items of food, or just for display. The Farnese Tazza is a 2nd-century BC cameo cup of Hellenistic Egypt in four-layered sardonyx agate. It is now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum, and is 20 cm wide. The colossal tazza in the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America. It was presented by Czar Nicholas II to August Heckscher in 1910 and given to the Linda Hall Library in 1972 by Mrs. Helen Spencer. It stands as the focal point in the center of the Main Reading Room of the library. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a usually round hollow container to hold liquid for drinking, often with a handle

a teacup; a cup of tea.

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