From German Furnier, from furnieren (“to inlay, cover with a veneer”), from French fournir (“to furnish, accomplish”), from Middle French fornir, from Old French fornir, furnir (“to furnish”), from Old Frankish *frumjan (“to provide”), from Proto-Germanic *frumjaną (“to further, promote”). Cognate with Old High German frumjan, frummen (“to accomplish, execute, provide”), Old English fremian (“to promote, perform”). More at furnish.
veneer (plural veneers)
- A thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other material.
- An attractive appearance that covers or disguises true nature or feelings.
Derived terms 
- (woodworking) To apply veneer.