[ tes-uh-leyt ]
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Part of Speechverb
Origin + Etymology
1785-1795; LatinFirst recorded in 1785–95; from Latin tessellātus “mosaic,” equivalent to tessell(a) “small square stone or cube”
  • decorate
  • inset
  • design
  • patchwork
  • checker
  • plaid
  • ascend
  • rise
  • recede
to form small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern
A) I want a tessellate-designed backsplash for my kitchen. B) She had the most beautiful black and white tessellated floor in her house.
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