Definition of enchase in US English:

enchase

verb

[with object]
  • 1Decorate (a piece of jewelry or work of art) by inlaying, engraving, or carving.

    • ‘The caisson ceiling was elaborately decorated with exquisitely enchased mosaic frescos.’
    • ‘Tanen made a warning gesture, they leant against an enchased marble wall.’
    inset, set, enchased, ornamented, decorated, studded, lined, panelled, tiled
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    1. 1.1 Place (a jewel) in a setting.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French enchasser ‘set gems, encase’, from en- ‘in’ + chasse ‘a case’.

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