Meaning of filigree

fil•i•gree

Pronunciation: (fil'i-grē"), [key]
— n., adj., v., -greed, -gree•ing.
—n.
  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.
—adj.
  1. composed of or resembling filigree.
—v.t.
  1. to adorn with or form into filigree.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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