Etymology
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marquetry (n.)

"inlay of some thin material in the surface of a piece of furniture or other object," 1560s, from French marqueterie "inlaid work," from marqueter "to checker" (14c.), frequentative of marquer, from marque "mark," which is probably from a Germanic source (see mark (n.1)).

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Definitions of marquetry

marquetry (n.)
inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture;
Synonyms: marqueterie
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