marquetry

[ mahr-ki-tree ]
/ ˈmɑr kɪ tri /

noun, plural mar·que·tries.

inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture.

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Also mar·que·te·rie .

Origin of marquetry

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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British Dictionary definitions for marquetry

marquetry

marqueterie

/ (ˈmɑːkɪtrɪ) /

noun plural -quetries or -queteries

a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furnitureCompare parquetry

Word Origin for marquetry

C16: from Old French, from marqueter to inlay, from marque mark 1
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