mar·que·try also mar·que·terie (märkĭ-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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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