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Definition of "stucco" [stuc•co]

  • A durable finish for exterior walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and lime, and applied while wet. (noun)
  • A fine plaster for interior wall ornamentation, such as moldings. (noun)
  • A plaster or cement finish for interior walls. (noun)
  • Stuccowork. (noun)
  • To finish or decorate with stucco. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stucco" in a sentence
  • "The drying and curing process for stucco is dependent on exposure of the surface to sunlight, ventilation and the relative humidity of the air."
  • "You can put a dye in the stucco mix, BUT since the stucco is made in batches, it is going to be very difficult (impossible?) to get exactly the same color in each batch."
  • "The good news is, after my husband sealed every available entry point, they went up underneath the stucco from the ground!"