stuc·​co | \ ˈstə-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce stucco (audio) \
plural stuccos or stuccoes

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

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stuccoed \ ˈstə-​(ˌ)kōd How to pronounce stuccoed (audio) \ adjective

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The exterior shots show a home with a stucco façade, white trim, and many windows, which are sure to flood the space with natural countryside light. Vogue, "See a New Picture of Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s New Windsor Home," 8 Apr. 2019 Upgrades over the centuries have left with it with elaborate stucco decorations, a massive stone staircase, and extravagant light fixtures that mark the introduction of electricity at the end of the 19th century. WSJ, "A Belgian Castle With a Heroic Past," 13 Feb. 2019 According to Historic England, the Grade II structure has two stories and a white stucco exterior, similar to that of Frogmore House. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Inside Frogmore Cottage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s New Windsor Home," 26 Nov. 2018 California, in search of an architectural identity for itself, starts to look to its Mexican past, fusing elements of colonial design into early Modern structures: white stucco, red-tile roofs, arched openings and iron-grille windows. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Why so many Mexicans revile the Colonial Californiano architectural hybrid that spread from SoCal," 30 Mar. 2018 This fall, the Palace announced Harry and Meghan will live at Frogmore Cottage, a Grade II white stucco home on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Vogue, "Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Baby," 17 Jan. 2019 Buyers can build and customize the one and two-story stucco homes, starting in the $300,000s, according to the builder's website. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors," 11 July 2018 Villas are open and airy, with stucco walls and stone flooring. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 Typically, the exterior of these homes had painted wood siding, but accents of stucco or stone were used fairly often as well—the common theme being an emphasis on earthy tones. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason Original Craftsman Style Homes Are Still Around After 100 Years," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of stucco

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stucco

Italian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stucki piece, crust, Old English stocc stock — more at stock

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English Language Learners Definition of stucco

: a type of plaster used for decoration or to cover the outside walls of houses


stuc·​co | \ ˈstə-kō How to pronounce stucco (audio) \
plural stuccos or stuccoes

Kids Definition of stucco

: a plaster for coating walls

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