scagliola

[ skal-yoh-luh ]
/ skælˈyoʊ lə /
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noun

plasterwork imitating marble, granite, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. scafell pike,
  2. scaffold,
  3. scaffold nail,
  4. scaffolding,
  5. scag,
  6. scala,
  7. scala cordonata,
  8. scala tympani,
  9. scala, la,
  10. scalability

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

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British Dictionary definitions for scagliola

scagliola

/ (skælˈjəʊlə) /

noun

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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