azulejo

[ Spanish ah-soo-le-haw, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo ]
/ Spanish ˌɑ suˈlɛ hɔ, ˌɑ θu-; Portuguese ˌɑ zuˈlɛ ʒʊ /

noun, plural a·zu·le·jos [Spanish ah-soo-le-haws, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo sh] /Spanish ˌɑ suˈlɛ hɔs, ˌɑ θu-; Portuguese ˌɑ zuˈlɛ ʒʊʃ/.

(in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries) a glazed and painted tile used as a wainscot or facing.

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Origin of azulejo

1835–45; < Spanish: blue tile, derivative of azul blue
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