The definition of a mosaic is artwork made by placing colored pieces such as stone, glass or tile into a design and then setting the design in mortar.(noun)
An example of a mosaic is the dragon at the entrance of Antoni Gaudi's Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain.
See mosaic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME musycke < OFr musique < ML musaicum, altered < LL musivum, mosaic, orig. neut. of L musivus, artistic, of a muse < L musa, muse: sp. altered by assoc. with Fr mosaïque < It mosaico < same ML source
Origin: LL(Ec) Mosaicus < Gr(Ec) Mōsaikos
See mosaic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English musycke
Origin: , from Old French mosaique
Origin: , from Old Italian mosaico
Origin: , from Medieval Latin mūsāicum
Origin: , neuter of mūsāicus, of the Muses
Origin: , from Latin Mūsa, Muse
Origin: , from Greek Mousa; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
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