Florentine mosaic
Florentine Flor"en*tine (? or ?; 277), a. [L. Florentinus, fr. Florentia Florence: cf. F. florentin.] Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy. [1913 Webster]

{Florentine mosaic}, a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a background, usually of black or white marble. [1913 Webster]


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  • florentine mosaic — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones chosen and arranged so that their natural colors represent figures (as of leaves or flowers) and inlaid in a background usually of black or white marble …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Florentine — Flor en*tine (? or ?; 277), a. [L. Florentinus, fr. Florentia Florence: cf. F. florentin.] Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy. [1913 Webster] {Florentine mosaic}, a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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