[ stuhk-oh ]
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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.

  1. any of various finishes made with cement, plaster, or mortar, as albarium.

  2. a wall, facing, molding, or other work made of such materials.

verb (used with object),stuc·coed, stuc·co·ing.
  1. to cover or ornament with stucco.

Origin of stucco

1590–1600; <Italian <Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust, piece (German Stück)

Other words from stucco

  • un·stuc·coed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stucco in a sentence

  • The streets were not over-wide, and the houses had an Oriental look, with their stuccoed walls and their projecting Arab windows.

    The Ship Dwellers | Albert Bigelow Paine

British Dictionary definitions for stucco


/ (ˈstʌkəʊ) /

nounplural -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

  1. Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco

verb-coes, -cos, -coing or -coed
  1. (tr) to apply stucco to

Origin of stucco

C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce

Derived forms of stucco

  • stuccoer, noun

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