noun \ˈgwäsh\

Definition of gouache

  1. 1 :  a method of painting with opaque watercolors

  2. 2a :  a picture painted by gouacheb :  the pigment used in gouache

Origin and Etymology of gouache

French, from Italian guazzo, literally, puddle, probably from Latin aquatio watering place, from aquari to fetch water, from aqua water — more at island

First Known Use: 1882

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