enchase

verb
en·chase | \in-ˈchās \
enchased; enchasing; enchases

Definition of enchase 

transitive verb

1 : ornament: such as

a : to cut or carve in relief

b : inlay

2 : set enchase a gem

First Known Use of enchase

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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