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TESSERA (tesserae)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tessera mean? 

TESSERA (noun)
  The noun TESSERA has 1 sense:

1. a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics

  Familiarity information: TESSERA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TESSERA (noun)

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A small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tessera" is a kind of...):

tile (a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tessera"):

tessella (a small tessera)

Holonyms ("tessera" is a part of...):

mosaic (art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass)

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