azulejo

azulejo

[Spanish ah-soo-le-haw, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo]
noun, plural azulejos [Spanish ah-soo-le-haws, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoosh] .
(in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries) a glazed and painted tile used as a wainscot or facing.

Origin:
1835–45; < Spanish: blue tile, derivative of azul blue

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