stucco

noun stuc·co \ ˈstə-(ˌ)kō \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of stucco

plural stuccos or stuccoes
1 a : 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

stuccoed

play \-(ˌ)kōd\ adjective

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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


STUCCO Defined for English Language Learners

stucco

noun

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

stucco

noun stuc·co \ ˈstə-kō \

Definition of stucco for Students

plural stuccos or stuccoes
: a plaster for coating walls

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