stucco

[stuhk-oh]
noun, plural stuccoes, stuccos.
1.
an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and hydrated lime mixed with water and laid on wet.
2.
any of various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings, etc.
3.
any of various finishes made with cement, plaster, or mortar, as albarium.
4.
a wall, facing, molding, or other work made of such materials.
verb (used with object), stuccoed, stuccoing.
5.
to cover or ornament with stucco.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Italian < Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust, piece (German Stück)

unstuccoed, adjective
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stucco (ˈstʌkəʊ)
 
n , pl -coes, -cos
1.  a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
2.  any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
3.  Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
 
vb , -coes, -cos, -coes, -cos, -coing, -coed
4.  (tr) to apply stucco to
 
[C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce]
 
'stuccoer
 
n

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stucco
1598, from It. stucco, from a Gmc. source (cf. O.H.G. stukki "crust, piece, fragment;" see stock (n.1)). The verb is attested from 1726.
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Example sentences
The factory superintendent nodded politely and led them into a large building
  with peeling gray stucco walls.
It was indistinguishable from its neighbors-a two-story white stucco building
  surrounded by a whitewashed wall.
Inside are graceful one-story buildings of blue-green stucco and red tile roofs.
The division then made the site a garrison and painted its emblem on the stucco
  above the low door to the monastery's chapel.
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