Definition of stucco
1a : a fine plaster used in decoration and ornamentation (as of interior walls)b : a material usually made of portland cement, sand, and a small percentage of lime and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls
2 : stuccowork
stuccoedplay \-(ˌ)kōd\ adjective
Recent Examples of stucco from the Web
Exterior materials include stainless steel, stucco and concrete.
The enclave—a dense grid of cobblestone and dirt roads and stucco houses—had, along with many other poor parts of the city, been the scene of violent demonstrations against Nkurunziza last year.
The longtime resident has converted a 1930 low-slung stucco building downtown into the Hotel Saint George (set to open this month), named for an inn that occupied the same site from 1886 to 1924.
The lawn is immaculately manicured, the yellow-stucco front entrance nearly hidden by flowerpots.
The L.A. of Gordon’s youth featured the jacaranda trees, the beaches, and the pink stucco.
By noon, the queue snaked around the front porch and toward the side of the neat stucco building, newly painted in a rich yellow cream with trim in dark red and dark green.
Eleven-twenty in Columbine valley, what used to be farmland rising to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in a place where the American dream lives in strip malls and stucco-and-drywall housing developments.
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Origin and Etymology of stucco
Italian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stucki piece, crust, Old English stocc stock — more at stock
First Known Use: 1598
STUCCO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stucco for English Language Learners
: a type of plaster used for decoration or to cover the outside walls of houses
STUCCO Defined for Kids
Definition of stucco for Students
: a plaster for coating walls
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