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Noun: scagliola  skal'yow-lu
  1. 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 coloured and polished

Derived forms: scagliolas

Encyclopedia: Scagliola