verb. tile with tesserae.
verb. fit together exactly, of identical shapes.
- fall short of
Example sentences of the word tessellate
1. Verb, base form
A pentagon is an example of a regular polygon that cannot be used to tessellate.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The Oxford Dictionary says that tessellate is derived from the Latin word tessera which refers to “a small block of stone, tile, glass or other material used in the construction of a mosaic.”