stucco

noun
stuc·co | \ˈstə-(ˌ)kō \
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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Other Words from stucco

stuccoed \ˈstə-(ˌ)kōd \ adjective

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The Hyde Park property includes two structures: the three-story stucco and stone residence on the corner and a shingled building with two living units that was built several years earlier. Nancy Sarnoff, chicagotribune.com, "Houston property for sale, possible ex-Clark Gable home," 4 May 2018 Brick, stucco and siding should be inspected as well. Kenya Burrell-vanwormer, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Is your home really ready to sell?," 10 June 2018 Tattered flags fly from the building's roof, while the walls sport broken shutters, crumbling stucco and old Christmas lights. Parker Leavitt, azcentral, "Readers' picks: Worst East Valley eyesores," 24 Dec. 2015 Others use materials of drywall, vinyl tile, burlap, stucco, wooden staves, Mylar and ceramics — an homage to the U.S. construction jobs that so many Mexicans fill today. George Fishman, miamiherald, "Monarchs ‘Brown and Native’ butterfly exhibit a response to contemporary events," 13 July 2018 Stones covering benches were blasted away in favor of a stucco-smooth surface faced with blue glass mosaic tile. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, "Before and After: A reimagined Midcentury design helps turn a home from frumpy to fabulous," 6 July 2018 The textured white stucco facade first looked to me like a typical Baronial estate. Sam Lubell, New York Times, "A Glasgow Architect’s Masterpiece Is Damaged, but Not His Magic," 2 July 2018 Exterior siding made with wood products such as boards, panels or shingles are also suggested to be replaced with ignition resistant building materials such as stucco, fiber cement, wall siding, fire retardant or treated wood. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Fire readiness begins with property checks, new fire truck," 21 June 2018 The humidity of the Morelos region had damaged the temple’s stucco walls, according to a press release, but archaeologists were able to save some of the remaining fragments. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Earthquake Reveals 12th-Century Temple Hidden Within Aztec Pyramid," 12 July 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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The first known use of stucco was in 1598

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stucco

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stucco

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

stucco

noun
stuc·co | \ˈstə-kō \
plural stuccos or stuccoes

Kids Definition of stucco

: a plaster for coating walls

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