from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A method of painting with opaque watercolors mixed with a preparation of gum.
- n. An opaque pigment used when painting in this way.
- n. A painting executed in this manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick, opaque watercolour paint made with gum containing an inert white pigment to make it opaque
- n. A painting made with this paint
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A method of painting with opaque colors, which have been ground in water and mingled with a preparation of gum; also, a picture thus painted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of painting with water-colors mixed and modified with white, so as to be opaque and to present a dead surface.
- n. Work painted according to this method.—
- n. A pigment used in such painting.
- Noting the method of painting known as gouache, or a work executed by that method.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an opaque watercolor prepared with gum
- n. a watercolor executed with opaque watercolors mixed with gum
French, from Italian guazzo, from Latin aquātiō, watering, from aquātus, past participle of aquārī, to fetch water, from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French. (Wiktionary)