Definition of pastiglia in English:

pastiglia

noun

Art
  • Intricately moulded gesso, especially as used in the decoration of furniture; an item displaying this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Archaeology. From Italian pastiglia mixture of gesso and glue, formerly used to decorate objects, transferred use of pastiglia.

Pronunciation

pastiglia

/paˈstiːlɪə//paˈstiːljə/