fresco secco


noun

the technique of painting in watercolors on dry plaster.

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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Also called dry fresco, secco .
Compare fresco (def. 1).

Origin of fresco secco

First recorded in 1835–45; from Italian: literally, “dry fresco”; see fresco, secco
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