- of, relating to, or like a mosaic.
- arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.
Origin of tessellated
Examples from the Web for tesselated
Ted said nothing, but continued to stare at the tesselated floor.The Making of a Prig
It is a smaller species, and the armour has a tesselated appearance.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
The floor was a tesselated pavement of porphyry and other beautiful stones.Sketches of Aboriginal Life
V. V. Vide
Through gates of burnished brass, they entered a small court with a tesselated pavement of black and white marble.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
In the church, as she strolled over its tesselated acres, he was the first person she encountered.The Portrait of a Lady
Word Origin and History for tesselated
1690s, from Late Latin tessellatus "made of small square stones or tiles," from tessella "small square stone or tile," diminutive of tessera "a cube or square of stone or wood," perhaps from Greek tessera, neuter of tesseres, Ionic variant of tessares "four" (see four), in reference to four corners. Related: Tessellate (1826, adj.; 1791, v.; 1909, n.); tessellating.
- Composed of or patterned in small squares.