pastiglia

[pah-steel-yuh; Italian pahs-tee-lyah]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pasticcio,
  2. pastiche,
  3. pasticheur,
  4. pasticheuse,
  5. pasties,
  6. pastille,
  7. pastime,
  8. pastina,
  9. pastiness,
  10. pasting

Origin of pastiglia

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

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