Intarsia meaning

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A decorative inlaid pattern in a surface, especially a mosaic worked in wood.
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A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.
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The art or practice of making intarsias.
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A style of decorative inlay, involving a mosaic of usually wood pieces.
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A knitted design resembling a mosaic.
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Origin of intarsia

  • German from Italian intarsio from intarsiare to inlay in- in (from Latin in–2) tarsia inlaid mosaic work (from Arabic tarṭī‘ inlaying, setting) (infinitive of raṭṭa‘a to inlay derived stem of raṭi‘a to adhere rṭʕ in Semitic roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition