Fresco \Fres"co\, n.; pl. Frescoes or Frescos. [It., fr.
fresco fresh; of German origin. See Fresh, a.]
1. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness;
shade. [R.] --Prior.
2. (Fine Arts)
(a) The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before
(b) In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on
plaster in any manner.
(c) A painting on plaster in either of senses
al fresco in the open air; out of doors; outdoors; as, to
dine al fresco.