any of various plasters or roughcasts for covering walls or other surfaces, especially a mortar of lime, hair, and cow dung for lining chimney flues.
verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.
to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.
Origin of parget
1300–50; Middle EnglishRelated formsun·par·get·ed, adjective
< Middle French pargeter,
equivalent to par- per-
spelling variant of jeter
to throw; see jet1
ornamental or fine plasterwork, especially exterior plasterwork bearing designs in low relief.
a lining of mortar or plaster for a chimney flue or the like.
Also especially British
, par·get·ting; parget (for defs 2, 3)
Origin of pargeting
word dating back to 1350–1400;
see origin at parget
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Also called: pargeting
- plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
- plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
to cover or decorate with parget
Word Origin for parget
C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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