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  1. mosaic work of wood used for floors, wainscoting, etc.; marquetry.
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Origin of parquetry

From the French word parqueterie, dating back to 1835–45. See parquet, -ery
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Related Words for parquetry

color, wreath, ornament, trinket, finery, design, ribbon, plaque, lace, garbage, spangle, doodad, extravagance, filigree, flounce, bauble, frippery, braid, frill, dingbat

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Historical Examples of parquetry

  • But Antonia says that we ought to have parquetry and slippery rugs.

    Red Rose and Tiger Lily

    L. T. Meade

  • St. Dorothy's is perfectly charming, only you've to get your parquetry legs, or you'll have many a great fall.

  • They upset a bucket of water in their agitation, and it flowed across the parquetry, to mingle with the powdered rosin.

    Good References

    E. J. Rath

  • When all the water is boiled out of them, they are glued together, and then they never warp (parquetry).

  • The mosaic floor, parquetry, Gothic windows, and patterns of various kinds often involve the regular figures.

    The Teaching of Geometry

    David Eugene Smith

British Dictionary definitions for parquetry


  1. a geometric pattern of inlaid pieces of wood, often of different kinds, esp as used to cover a floor or to ornament furnitureCompare marquetry
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