from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plasterwork in imitation of ornamental marble, consisting of ground gypsum and glue colored with marble or granite dust.
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- n. Plasterwork imitating marble, granite, etc..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An imitation of any veined and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently colored and polished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, an Italian process for imitating stone, used for enriching columns and internal walls of buildings.
Italian, diminutive of scaglia, chip, of Germanic origin; see skel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)