noun \mär-ˈkēz\
plural mar·quises \-ˈkēz, -ˈkē-zəz\

Definition of MARQUISE

:  marquee
:  a gem or a ring setting or bezel usually elliptical in shape but with pointed ends

Origin of MARQUISE

French, feminine of marquis
First Known Use: 1503


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