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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Common exterior building materials range from brick and stone to stucco and wood siding. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "The True Beauty of Craftsman-Style Homes," 14 May 2019 Casa Goliana The beautiful building stands out for its intricate stucco details and bright reddish-pink hue. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Lush landscaping surrounds the space and continues onto the home, where ivy coats the stucco exterior. Jack Flemming,, "Los Feliz estate owned by former Oprah Winfrey Network head lists with a new look," 26 June 2018 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

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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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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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