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filigree

[ fil-i-gree ]
/ 藞f瑟l 瑟藢gri /
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noun
delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, especially lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques.
anything very delicate or fanciful: a filigree of frost.
adjective
composed of or resembling filigree.
verb (used with object), fil路i路greed, fil路i路gree路ing.
to adorn with or form into filigree.
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Origin of filigree

First recorded in 1685鈥95; earlier filigreen, variant of filigrain
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British Dictionary definitions for filigree

filigree

filagree or fillagree

/ (藞f瑟l瑟藢伞ri藧) /

noun
delicate ornamental work of twisted gold, silver, or other wire
any fanciful delicate ornamentation
adjective
made of or as if with filigree
verb -grees, -greeing or -greed
(tr) to decorate with or as if with filigree

Derived forms of filigree

filigreed, adjective

Word Origin for filigree

C17: from earlier filigreen, from French filigrane, from Latin f墨lum thread + gr膩num grain
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