Definition of estofado
: the technique of finishing sculpture of wood and gesso with gilding, punched patterns, and paint
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of estofado
Spanish, from past participle of estofar to quilt, make estofado work, from estofa quilted material, from Old Spanish, from Middle French estoffe stuff, material — more at stuff
Learn More about estofado
Spanish Central: Translation of estofado
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up estofado? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).