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certosina

[chur-tuh-see-nuh; Italian cher-taw-see-nah]
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noun
  1. a technique of inlaying light-colored material, as bone, ivory, metal, or pale wood, in elaborate designs on a dark ground.
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Origin of certosina

< Italian, feminine of certosino Carthusian
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Historical Examples

  • I seem to remember that every one was loud in its praises when we tasted it as an adjunct to Manzo alla Certosina.

    The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:

    Mrs. W. G. Waters