Pronunciation: (bär-jel'ō), [key]
1. a straight stitch worked in a high and low relief pattern to form a variety of zigzag or oblique designs.
2. needlepoint work or a design done in such stitches, esp. the traditional needlepoint created by a classic stitch (Florentine stitch) done in diagonal lines.
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