- Enter a word for the dictionary definition.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Veneer \Ve*neer"\, n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See Veneer, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster] Veneer moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Chilo; -- so called because the mottled colors resemble those of veneering. [1913 Webster]