plasterwork imitating marble, granite, or the like.

Origin of scagliola

1575–85; < Italian, equivalent to scagli(a) a chip (< Gothic skalja tile; cognate with shell) + -ola diminutive suffix
Related formsscagl·io·list, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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imitation marble made of glued gypsum with a polished surface of coloured stone or marble dust

Word Origin for scagliola

C16: from Italian, diminutive of scaglia chip of marble, of Germanic origin; related to shale, scale ²
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