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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having a checkered or mottled appearance;

2. decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together in a mosaic;
- Example: "a tessellated pavement"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

patterned \patterned\ adj. Having describable patterns, especially patterns of colors. [Narrower terms: banded, blotched, blotchy, splotched, brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby, burled, checked, checkered, dappled, mottled, dotted, flecked, specked, speckled, stippled, figured, floral, flowered, laced, marbled, marbleized, moire, watered, pinstriped, pinstripe(prenominal), slashed, streaked, spotted, sprigged, streaked, streaky, striped, stripy, tessellated, veined, venose] plain, solid [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tessellated \Tes"sel*la`ted\, a. 1. Formed of little squares, as mosaic work; checkered; as, a tessellated pavement. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot. & Zool.) Marked like a checkerboard; as, a tessellated leaf. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tessellate \Tes"sel*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tessellated; p. pr. & vb. n. Tessellating.] [L. tessellatus tessellated. See Tessellar.] To form into squares or checkers; to lay with checkered work. [1913 Webster] The floors are sometimes of wood, tessellated after the fashion of France. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tessellated adj 1: having a checkered or mottled appearance 2: decorated with small pieces of colored glass or stone fitted together in a mosaic; "a tessellated pavement"