terrazzo

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noun ter·raz·zo \tə-ˈra-(ˌ)zō, -ˈrät-(ˌ)sō\

Definition of terrazzo

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

Origin and Etymology of terrazzo

Italian, literally, terrace, perhaps from Old Occitan terrassa


First Known Use: 1895


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