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stucco

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noun stuc·co \ˈstə-(ˌ)kō\

Simple Definition of stucco

  • : a type of plaster used for decoration or to cover the outside walls of houses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stucco

plural

stuccos

or

stuccoes

  1. 1a :  a fine plaster used in decoration and ornamentation (as of interior walls)b :  a material usually made of portland cement, sand, and a small percentage of lime and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls

  2. 2 :  stuccowork

stuccoed

play \-(ˌ)kōd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of stucco

Italian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stucki piece, crust, Old English stocc stock — more at stock


First Known Use: 1598


STUCCO Defined for Kids

stucco

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noun stuc·co \ˈstə-kō\

Definition of stucco for Students

plural

stuccos

or

stuccoes

  1. :  a plaster for coating walls




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