Definitions

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  • n. A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements; abaciscus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic pavements.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Literally, a small abacus.

Etymologies

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From Latin abaculus, diminutive of abacus.

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  • A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental patterns in mosaic.

    June 17, 2008