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4 definitions found
 for tessellated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  patterned \patterned\ adj.
     Having describable patterns, especially patterns of colors.
     [Narrower terms: banded, blotched, blotchy, splotched,
     brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby, burled, checked,
     checkered, dappled, mottled, dotted, flecked, specked,
     speckled, stippled, figured, floral, flowered, laced,
     marbled, marbleized, moire, watered, pinstriped,
     pinstripe(prenominal), slashed, streaked, spotted,
     sprigged, streaked, streaky, striped, stripy,
     tessellated, veined, venose] plain, solid
     [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tessellated \Tes"sel*la`ted\, a.
     1. Formed of little squares, as mosaic work; checkered; as, a
        tessellated pavement.
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     2. (Bot. & Zool.) Marked like a checkerboard; as, a
        tessellated leaf.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tessellate \Tes"sel*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tessellated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Tessellating.] [L. tessellatus tessellated.
     See Tessellar.]
     To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The floors are sometimes of wood, tessellated after the
           fashion of France.                       --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tessellated
      adj 1: having a checkered or mottled appearance
      2: decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted
         together in a mosaic; "a tessellated pavement"

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