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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gesso \Ges"so\, n. [It., chalk, plaster.] 1. Plaster of Paris, or gypsum, esp. as prepared for use in painting, or in making bas-reliefs and the like; by extension, a plasterlike or pasty material spread upon a surface to fit it for painting or gilding, or a surface so prepared. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A work of art done in gesso. [Obs.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gesso n 1: gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)