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Recent Examples of alfresco from the Web
Fishman then added outdoor furnishings to form an alfresco lounge that extends the footprint of the house.
Casual, bright and chic beachfront alfresco eatery focused on regional cuisine and wines.
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In addition to describing a type of dining, alfresco can also describe a kind of painting. The word fresco, which comes from the Italian adjective fresco, meaning "fresh," refers to a method of painting on fresh plaster. Although the "outdoors" sense of alfresco is by far the most common in current use, the term is sometimes used to describe painting done in the fresco manner - that is, on fresh plaster.
Origin and Etymology of alfresco
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