Definitions

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.

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  • 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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.

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Borrowing from French.

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