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tarsia

[tahr-see-uh, tahr-see-uh] /ˈtɑr si ə, tɑrˈsi ə/
noun
1.
Origin
< Italian < Arabic tarṣīʿ inlay
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intarsia

/ɪnˈtɑːsɪə/
noun
1.
a decorative or pictorial mosaic of inlaid wood or sometimes ivory of a style developed in the Italian Renaissance and used esp on wooden wall panels
2.
the art or practice of making such mosaics
3.
(in knitting) an individually worked motif
Word Origin
C19: changed from Italian intarsio

tarsia

/ˈtɑːsɪə/
noun
1.
another term for intarsia
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, from Arabic tarsi`; see intarsia
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