One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A technique in which small areas of translucent enamel are fused into the spaces of a wire framework to give an effect similar to stained glass.
Late 19th century. From French plique à jour from Middle French plicque piece of overlaid enamelwork + à jour.
plique à jour/ˌplik a ˈʒʊə/
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