Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: mosaique, from Late Latin musivus 'of a muse, artistic', from Latin Musa; MUSE2


1 [uncountable and countable]AV a pattern or picture made by fitting together small pieces of coloured stone, glass etc:
rooms decorated with wall paintings and mosaics
a 3rd century Roman mosaic floor
2 [countable usually singular] a group of different things that exist next to each other or together
mosaic of
The forest floor was a mosaic of autumn colours.
the complex mosaic of world cultures

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