from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A decorative technique in which veneers of wood, ivory, metal etc. are inlaid into a wood surface to form intricate designs.
- n. An example of this work
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inlay of some thin material in the surface of a piece of furniture or other object.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inlaid veneers are fitted together to form a design or picture that is then used to ornament furniture
French marqueterie, from Old French, from marqueter, to checker, from marque, mark, ultimately from Old Norse merki, mark.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French marqueterie. (Wiktionary)