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pastiglia

[ pah-steel-yuh; Italian pahs-tee-lyah ]
/ pɑˈstil yə; Italian pɑsˈti lyɑ /
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noun

a plaster used during the Italian Renaissance for bas-relief ornament of furniture, being applied in layers, molded, carved, and gilded.

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Origin of pastiglia

1925–30; <Italian <Spanish pastilla.See pastille
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