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[mahr-ki-tree] /ˈmɑr kɪ tri/

noun, plural marquetries.
inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture.
noun (pl) -quetries, -queteries
a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furniture Compare parquetry

1560s, from French marqueterie “inlaid work,” from marqueter “to checker” (14c.), frequentative of marquer, from marque (see marque).


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