Meaning of TESSERA in English

/tes"euhr euh/ , n. , pl. tesserae /tes"euh ree'/ .

1. one of the small pieces used in mosaic work.

2. a small square of bone, wood, or the like, used in ancient times as a token, tally, ticket, etc.

[ 1640-50; tésseres FOUR ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .