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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Graffito \Graf*fi"to\, n. [It., fr. graffio a scratching.] 1. (Art) Production of decorative designs by scratching them through a surface of layer plaster, glazing, etc., revealing a different-colored ground; also, pottery or ware so decorated; -- chiefly used attributively. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. the singular form of graffiti, seldom used. [PJC]