from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mixture of plaster and freestone, ground together and sifted, used by sculptors to fill the small holes and repair the defects of the stones used by them.
  • n. A mixture of sawdust and glue, or of whiting and glue, used by joiners to fill up defects in their work.
  • n. A preparation or wash for coloring houses, or for giving plaster the appearance of stone, consisting of powdered stone, sawdust, slaked lime, alum, and other ingredients.



The word 'badigeon' comes from a French word of the same meaning.