Definition of rosso antico in English:

rosso antico

Pronunciation /ˈrɒsəʊ ˈantɪkəʊ/


  • 1A rich red marble found chiefly in Italy.

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


Mid 18th century. From Italian rosso antico, literally ‘ancient red’ from rosso red (from classical Latin russus) + antico old, ancient.