/teuh raz"oh, -rah"zoh, -rah"tsoh/; It. /terdd rddaht"tsaw/, n.
a mosaic flooring or paving composed of chips of broken stone, usually marble, and cement, polished when in place.
[1895-1900; < It: balcony, terraced or flat roof < VL *terraceus, deriv. of L terra ground]

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Type of flooring consisting of marble chips set in cement or epoxy resin that is poured and ground smooth when dry.

Terrazzo was ubiquitous in the 20th century in commercial and institutional buildings. Available in many colours, it forms a hard, smooth, durable surface that is easily cleaned.

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