filigree

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A sterling dish, in filigree.

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From French filigrane, from Italian filigrana, from Latin fīlum (thread) + grānum (grain)

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Noun[edit]

filigree (plural filigrees)

  1. A delicate and intricate ornamentation made from gold or silver (or sometimes other metal) twisted wire.
  2. A design resembling such intricate ornamentation.

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filigree (third-person singular simple present filigrees, present participle filigreeing, simple past and past participle filigreed)

  1. (transitive) To decorate something with intricate ornamentation made from gold or silver twisted wire.

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