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intarsia

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noun in·tar·sia \in-ˈtär-sē-ə\

Definition of intarsia

  1. 1 :  a mosaic usually of wood fitted into a support; also :  the art or process of making such a mosaic

  2. 2 :  a colored design knitted on both sides of a fabric



Origin and Etymology of intarsia

German, modification of Italian intarsio


First Known Use: 1867


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