noun, plural tes·ser·ae [tes-uh-ree]. /ˈtɛs əˌri/.
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Origin of tessera
Example sentences from the Web for tessera
And the tesserae do not fall out like those you bought on the Rialto.Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
And the earlier its date the more surely was it a mosaic, not in the form of tesserae, but in the manner known as “opus sectile.”
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
The attention of archaeologists has been recently directed to the tesserae of gladiators.
Each of these men who have gone the rounds (tessarii) at daybreak conveys the tesserae to the Tribune on duty.