noun, plural ges·soes.
Origin of gesso
Examples from the Web for gesso
Historical Examples of gesso
The evidence is in favour of white grounds, of size and gesso.
No color is so noble as the color of a good painting on canvas or gesso.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)
The plaster, in this case, is to be considered as the gesso ground on panel or canvas.The Seven Lamps of Architecture
One will take naturally to oil-painting, another may 68 find clay or gesso her means of artistic expression.The Madcap of the School
It was probably painted in water-colours with white of egg or glue on a medium of gesso.William Blake
Word Origin for gesso
plaster of Paris, 1590s, from Italian gesso, from Latin gypsum (see gypsum).