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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A decoration or ornament, as in needlework, made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.
  • transitive v. To decorate by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.

Etymologies

French, past participle of appliquer, to apply, from Latin applicāre, to affix; see apply.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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