Definitions

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  • noun A porous, extrusive, igneous, volcanic rock, usually reddish in colour, used extensively in construction in Mexico.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Spanish, from tetzontli, from tetl ("stone") and tzontli ("head hair").

Examples

  • The spaceship is made of obsidian, jade, quetzal feathers, and volcanic tezontle stone.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • At every corner, it is impossible not to notice how brown it is, whether because of the pollution, or the ubiquitous tezontle volcanic stone, or some other kind of blanketing pigment that rises organically from the earth.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • The spaceship is made of obsidian, jade, quetzal feathers, and volcanic tezontle stone.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • At every corner, it is impossible not to notice how brown it is, whether because of the pollution, or the ubiquitous tezontle volcanic stone, or some other kind of blanketing pigment that rises organically from the earth.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • The spaceship is made of obsidian, jade, quetzal feathers, and volcanic tezontle stone.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • At every corner, it is impossible not to notice how brown it is, whether because of the pollution, or the ubiquitous tezontle volcanic stone, or some other kind of blanketing pigment that rises organically from the earth.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • In 1583, construction on the Parish temple began, using tezontle stone, a red rock found in abundance in the area.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • In 1583, construction on the Parish temple began, using tezontle stone, a red rock found in abundance in the area.

    The Meseta Purepecha

  • They selected heavy, dark brown tezontle stone quarried in Tequila to represent Mexico's Indian past, and contrasted it with smooth gray limestone from nearby Atequiza to represent the colonial period.

    Zuno House Is Doubly "Historic" - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

  • They selected heavy, dark brown tezontle stone quarried in Tequila to represent Mexico's Indian past, and contrasted it with smooth gray limestone from nearby Atequiza to represent the colonial period.

    Zuno House Is Doubly "Historic" - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

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