Fresco Fres"co, n.; pl. {Frescoes} or {Frescos}. [It., fr. fresco fresh; of German origin. See {Fresh}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade. [R.] --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) (a) The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries. (b) In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner. (c) A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b . [1913 Webster]

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