The room was built of rose-coloured marble excepting the floor, which was tessellated in rose and grey.
Has that rosy, well-groomed body of yours ever sought repose on the tessellated floor of a public hall?
The ceiling and walls were rich with tessellated and arabesque work.
This was a Roman tessellated pavement, made of small colored bricks, or pieces of burnt clay.
The sidewalks were laid in tessellated work of all the hues of the solar spectrum.
He passed on, measuring the tessellated court with a backward sweep of the eye.
I said to him, "Can you tell me the way to the tessellated pavement?"
The tessellated pavements are wonderfully preserved, though not quite so perfect as a few others that have been found in England.
He stepped on to the tessellated pavement of the outer hall.
We children much admired both the tessellated floor and the circular staircase.
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.
tessellated tes·sel·lat·ed (těs'ə-lā'tĭd)
Composed of or patterned in small squares.