Pronunciation: (fil'i-grē"), [key]
—n., adj., v., -greed, -gree•ing.
1. delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires, esp. lacy jewelers' work of scrolls and arabesques.
2. anything very delicate or fanciful: a filigree of frost.
composed of or resembling filigree.
to adorn with or form into filigree. Also,filagree,fillagree.
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