- an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and hydrated lime mixed with water and laid on wet.
- any of various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings, etc.
- any of various finishes made with cement, plaster, or mortar, as albarium.
- a wall, facing, molding, or other work made of such materials.
- to cover or ornament with stucco.
Origin of stucco
1590–1600; < Italian < Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust, piece (German Stück)
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Examples from the Web for stuccoed
The front is stuccoed, and in a niche there is a group of Virgin and Child.Hampstead and Marylebone
Geraldine Edith Mitton
The stuccoed walls were green with dampness, and the cold was intense.Paul Patoff
F. Marion Crawford
For centuries tropical storms have beat against the stuccoed figures.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
On the piers were stuccoed figures, but in a ruined condition.
Mills' stuccoed houses in Richmond are considered most unique.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Dorothy M. Torpey
- a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
- any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
- Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
- (tr) to apply stucco to
C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce
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Word Origin and History for stuccoed
1590s, from Italian stucco, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stukki "crust, piece, fragment;" see stock (n.1)). The verb is attested from 1726.
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