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noun, plural stuc·coes, stuc·cos.
  1. an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and hydrated lime mixed with water and laid on wet.
  2. any of various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings, etc.
  3. any of various finishes made with cement, plaster, or mortar, as albarium.
  4. a wall, facing, molding, or other work made of such materials.
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verb (used with object), stuc·coed, stuc·co·ing.
  1. to cover or ornament with stucco.
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Origin of stucco

1590–1600; < Italian < Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust, piece (German Stück)
Related formsun·stuc·coed, adjective
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noun plural -coes or -cos
  1. a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
  2. any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
  3. Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
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verb -coes, -cos, -coing or -coed
  1. (tr) to apply stucco to
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Derived Formsstuccoer, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce
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Word Origin and History for stucco


1590s, from Italian stucco, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stukki "crust, piece, fragment;" see stock (n.1)). The verb is attested from 1726.

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