intonaco

noun

in·​to·​na·​co
ə̇n‧ˈtänəˌkō,
-tȯn-
plural -s
: the finishing coat of fine plaster in fresco painting compare arriccio

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from intonacare to coat with plaster, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin intunicare, from Latin in- in- entry 2 + tunica tunic, coating

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“Intonaco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intonaco. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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