marqueterie


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mar·que·try

also mar·que·terie  (mär′kĭ-trē)
n. pl. mar·que·tries also mar·que·teries
Material, such as wood or ivory, inlaid piece by piece into a wood surface in an intricate design and veneered to another surface, especially of furniture, for decoration.

[French marqueterie, from Old French, from marqueter, to checker, from marque, mark, ultimately from Old Norse merki, mark; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.marqueterie - inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furnituremarqueterie - inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface
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