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intonaco

[ in-ton-uh-koh, -taw-nuh-; Italian een-taw-nah-kaw ]
/ 瑟n藞t蓲n 蓹藢ko蕣, -藞t蓴 n蓹-; Italian in藞t蓴 n蓱 k蓴 /
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noun, plural in路to路na路cos, Italian in路to路na路ci [een-taw-nah-chee]. /in藞t蓴 n蓱 t蕛i/.
(formerly in fresco painting) the last and finest coat of plaster, usually applied in sections and painted while still damp with colors ground in water or a lime-water mixture.
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Origin of intonaco

1800鈥10; <Italian, noun derivative of intonacare to coat, equivalent to in-in-2 + Vulgar Latin *tunic膩re, by construal of Latin tunic膩tus 鈥渨earing a tunic鈥 as a ptp; see tunic, -ate1
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