noun, plural traceries.
ornamental work consisting of ramified ribs, bars, or the like, as in the upper part of a Gothic window, in panels, screens, etc.
any delicate, interlacing work of lines, threads, etc., as in carving or embroidery; network.

1425–75; late Middle English; see trace1, -ery Unabridged
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tracery (ˈtreɪsərɪ)
n , pl -eries
1.  a pattern of interlacing ribs, esp as used in the upper part of a Gothic window, etc
2.  any fine pattern resembling this

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "a place for drawing," formed in English from trace (v.) + -ery. Architectural sense, in reference to intersecting rib work in the upper part of a gothic window, is attested from 1660s. "Introduced by Wren, who described it as a masons' term," according to Weekley.
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Example sentences
The flowers were awash in light, the glow radiated from around the stone
  tracery in the window.
The delicate tracery of a rose-window, in diamonds and platinum, on a field of
  deepest blue enamel.
Railroads had begun to knit the interior of the nation into an iron tracery of
  ceaseless, smoke-belching movement.
Her skin was transparent under the sun, revealing a red tracery of veins.
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