/euh ree"choh/; It. /ahrdd rddeet"chaw/, n., pl. arriccios, arricci /-chee/.
(formerly in fresco painting) a second coat of plaster, somewhat finer than the first coat, applied over the entire surface and on which the drawing for the fresco is done.
Also, arricciato. Also called brown coat. Cf. intonaco.
[ < It, deriv. of arricciare to curl up, make grooves in (a- A-5 + -ricciare, v. deriv. of riccio hedgehog < L ericius]

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