plaster of Paris

plaster of Paris (uncountable)

  1. A hemihydrate of calcium sulfate, made by calcining gypsum, that hardens when moistened and allowed to dry; used to make casts, molds and sculpture.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: plâtre
  • German: Stuckgips, Gips, Gipsmörtel, Gipsputz
  • Italian: gesso
  • Portuguese: gesso de Paris
  • Spanish: yeso blanco

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