from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A decorative inlaid pattern in a surface, especially a mosaic worked in wood.
- n. A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.
- n. The art or practice of making intarsias.
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- n. a decorative form of Italian wood inlaying
- n. a knitted design resembling a mosaic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A highly developed form of inlay or marquetry in wood practised in Italy during the Renaissance period.
German, from Italian intarsio, from intarsiare, to inlay : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + tarsia, inlaid mosaic work (from Arabic tarṣī', inlaying, setting, infinitive of raṣṣa'a, to inlay, derived stem of raṣi'a, to adhere; see rṣʿ in Semitic roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)