noun, plural tes·ser·ae [tes-uh-ree]. /ˈtɛs əˌri/.
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Origin of tessera
Example sentences from the Web for tessera
The nave and porch were floored with plain red tesserae: in the apse was a simple mosaic panel in red, black and white.
The vats are often lined with cement containing datable potsherds, and are sometimes paved with mosaic tesserae.How to Observe in Archaeology|Various
Each of these men who have gone the rounds (tessarii) at daybreak conveys the tesserae to the Tribune on duty.
In the former the cubes, tesserae, are on the average a little less than half an inch square.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
Four tali were used at a time and they, like the tesserae, were generally thrown from a box, fritillus.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero