Meaning of badigeon in English:

badigeon

Pronunciation /bəˈdɪdʒ(ɪ)n/ /badiːˈʒɒ̃n/

noun

rare
  • A preparation of powdered freestone, sawdust, or the like combined with a binding medium, used to cover defects and repair holes in stone, woodwork, etc.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From French badigeon, of unknown origin.