parquetry

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English[edit]

Versailles flooring tile

Etymology[edit]

parquet +‎ -ry

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parquetry (usually uncountable, plural parquetries)

  1. The technique of applying wooden tiles or veneers to create a decorative geometrical pattern on floors, furniture etc.
    The new ballroom floor is a marvellous example of parquetry.