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n. pl. stuc·coes or stuc·cos
1. A durable finish for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet.
2. A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as moldings.
3. A plaster or cement finish for interior walls.
tr.v. stuc·coed, stuc·co·ing, stuc·coes or stuc·cos
To finish or decorate with stucco.
[Italian, of Germanic origin.]
n, pl -coes or -cos
1. (Architecture) a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
2. (Building) any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
3. (Architecture) Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
vb, -coes, -cos, -coing or -coed
(Building) (tr) to apply stucco to
[C16: from Italian, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stukki a fragment, crust, Old English stycce]
n., pl. -coes, -cos, n.
1. an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usu. 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. a wall, facing, etc., made of such materials.v.t.
4. to cover or ornament with stucco.
[1590–1600; < Italian < Langobardic; compare Old High German stucki crust]
Past participle: stuccoed
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|Noun||1.||stucco - a plaster now made mostly from Portland cement and sand and lime; applied while soft to cover exterior walls or surfaces|
plaster - a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
render - a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
|Verb||1.||stucco - decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"|
|2.||stucco - coat with stucco; "stucco the ceiling"|