tarsia

tarsia

[tahr-see-uh, tahr-see-uh]
noun

Origin:
< Italian < Arabic tarṣīʿ inlay

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intarsia or tarsia (ɪnˈtɑːsɪə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: changed from Italian intarsio]
 
tarsia or tarsia
 
n
 
[C19: changed from Italian intarsio]

tarsia (ˈtɑːsɪə)
 
n
another term for intarsia
 
[C17: from Italian, from Arabic tarsi`; see intarsia]

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