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filagree

[fil-uh-gree] /ˈfɪl əˌgri/
noun, adjective, verb (used with object), filagreed, filagreeing.
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  • Intrados-soffits are embellished with cast-plaster coffered panels with applied decorative plaster filagree.
British Dictionary definitions for filagree

filagree

/ˈfɪləˌɡriː/
noun, adjective, verb
1.
a less common variant of filigree

filigree

/ˈfɪlɪˌɡriː/
noun
1.
delicate ornamental work of twisted gold, silver, or other wire
2.
any fanciful delicate ornamentation
adjective
3.
made of or as if with filigree
verb -grees, -greeing, -greed
4.
(transitive) to decorate with or as if with filigree
Derived Forms
filigreed, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from earlier filigreen, from French filigrane, from Latin fīlum thread + grānumgrain
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