marqueterie

marquetry

[mahr-ki-tree]
noun, plural marquetries.
inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture.
Also, marqueterie [mahr-ki-tree] .


Origin:
1555–65; < Middle French marqueterie inlaid work, equivalent to marquet(er) to speckle, spot, inlay (literally, make marks < Germanic; see mark1) + -erie -ery

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marquetry or marqueterie (ˈmɑːkɪtrɪ)
 
n , pl -quetries, -queteries
Compare parquetry a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furniture
 
[C16: from Old French, from marqueter to inlay, from marquemark1]
 
marqueterie or marqueterie
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French, from marqueter to inlay, from marquemark1]

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