enchase


en·chase

verb \in-ˈchās\

Definition of ENCHASE

transitive verb
1
:  ornament: as
a :  to cut or carve in relief
b :  inlay
2
:  set <enchase a gem>

Origin of ENCHASE

Middle English, to emboss, from Anglo-French enchaser to set (gems), from en- + case, chase case, box, shrine, from Latin capsa case — more at case
First Known Use: 15th century

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