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certosina

[chur-tuh-see-nuh; Italian cher-taw-see-nah] /ˌtʃɜr təˈsi nə; Italian ˌtʃɛr tɔˈsi nɑ/
noun
1.
a technique of inlaying light-colored material, as bone, ivory, metal, or pale wood, in elaborate designs on a dark ground.
Origin
< Italian, feminine of certosino Carthusian
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