Definition of marquetry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

marquetry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɑːkɪtri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrkɪtri//
 
[uncountable]
 
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patterns or pictures made of pieces of wood on the surface of furniture, etc.; the art of making these patterns Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French marqueterie, from marqueter ‘to variegate’.
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