opus vermiculatum

noun

opus ver·​mi·​cu·​la·​tum
-və(r)ˌmikyəˈlätəm,
-lā-
plural opera vermiculata
-tə
: mosaic work employing small stones arranged in patterns of curving lines or in pictorial designs

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Etymology

New Latin, literally, work in the form of worms

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“Opus vermiculatum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opus%20vermiculatum. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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