Veneer

Definition of Veneer

Ve`neer´
v. t.1.To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively.
[imp. & p. p. Veneered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Veneering.]
As a rogue in grain
Veneered with sanctimonious theory.
- Tennyson.
n.1.A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense.
Veneer moth
(Zool.) any moth of the genus Chilo; - so called because the mottled colors resemble those of veneering.

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