terrazzo

noun ter·raz·zo \ tə-ˈra-(ˌ)zō , -ˈrät-(ˌ)sō \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of terrazzo

: a mosaic flooring consisting of small pieces of marble or granite set in mortar and given a high polish

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Origin and Etymology of terrazzo

Italian, literally, terrace, perhaps from Old Occitan terrassa


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