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scagliola

[ skal-yoh-luh ]
/ skælˈyoʊ lə /
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noun

plasterwork imitating marble, granite, or the like.

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Origin of scagliola

1575–85; <Italian, equivalent to scagli(a) a chip (<Gothic skalja tile; cognate with shell) + -ola diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM scagliola

scagl·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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