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

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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Behind the stately front door of a classic Upper East Side townhouse, a little black spaniel named Winnie skitters across terrazzo floors. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "This Upper East Side Townhouse Is Brimming With Bespoke Furniture and French Antiques," 25 Jan. 2019 In early October 2017, Supermoon Bakehouse opened on the Lower East Side with pink terrazzo counters and tables. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 The Wing released a line of terrazzo-print swag last summer. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 Set against natural wood and a muted terrazzo floor, the mix of white materials doesn’t feel monochromatic so much as varied and textured. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Airy Australian house is indoor-outdoor living at its best," 28 Aug. 2018 With interior brick walls, extensive poured terrazzo, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the home has a light and airy feel throughout. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Light-filled midcentury home in Houston asks $890K," 4 Oct. 2018 His is one of more than 2,500 coral terrazzo and brass stars on the two-mile stretch of the popular Hollywood tourist attraction. Samantha Schmidt, The Seattle Times, "Trump’s Walk of Fame star: The West Hollywood City Council wants it permanently removed," 7 Aug. 2018 The Slumans’ unit has 2½ baths, 10½-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, large public spaces, new wide-plank hardwood floors, two en-suite bedrooms and a kitchen with Viking, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances and an oversized gray terrazzo stone counter. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Pro golfer Jeff Sluman lists 21st-floor River North condo for $1.6 million," 22 Feb. 2018 The floors are terrazzo, which doesn’t support bacterial growth, while a stainless-steel wall system is easy to keep sterile and can be adjusted to accommodate new equipment. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The Operating Room of the Future," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of terrazzo

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terrazzo

Italian, literally, terrace, perhaps from Old Occitan terrassa

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