estofado

noun

es·​to·​fa·​do
ˌestəˈfä(ˌ)dō
plural -s
: the technique of finishing sculpture of wood and gesso with gilding, punched patterns, and paint

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from past participle of estofar to quilt, make estofado work, from estofa quilted material, from Old Spanish, from Middle French estoffe stuff, material

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“Estofado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estofado. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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