noun, plural tes·ser·ae [tes-uh-ree] /ˈtɛs əˌri/.
Words nearby tessera
Origin of tessera
Examples from the Web for tessera
But woe to the person who gives his tessera to a careless concierge!Vistas in Sicily|Arthur Stanley Riggs
Ludus sit talis, tessera, saccho (ut nostra appellatione utur), carthis variis imaginibus pictis.Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards|William Andrew Chatto
And, hark thee, tell the tribune that he look well to the tessera, and have the right count from the inspectors.
When one person was received kindly by another, or a contract of friendship was entered into, the tessera was given.
The very earth within those walls had a reddish cast owing to the innumerable fragments of red tile and tessera mixed with it.Afoot in England|W.H. Hudson