Origin of stuccoIt, probably ; from Langobardic an unverified form stukki, akin to Old High German stucki, rind, crust, origin, originally , piece: for Indo-European base see stock
nounpl. stuc·coes or stuc·cos
- A durable finish for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet.
- A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as moldings.
- A plaster or cement finish for interior walls.
transitive verbstuc·coed, stuc·co·ing, stuc·coes or stuc·cos
Origin of stuccoItalian, of Germanic origin.
(plural stuccoes or stuccos)
(third-person singular simple present stuccoes or stuccos, present participle stuccoing, simple past and past participle stuccoed)
Italian stucco "stucco, plaster" from Old Italian stucco, from Lombardic *stucki "crust, fragment, piece" from Proto-Germanic *stukjÄ…, *stukjaz, *stukÅ, *stÅ«kÅ (“stick, beam, stump"), from Proto-Indo-European *stAug- (“stalk"). Akin to German stukki "crust, fragment, piece" (German StÃ¼ck "piece"), Old Saxon stukki "piece, fragment", Old English stycce "piece, fragment".