Definition of filigree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɪlɪɡriː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪlɪɡriː//
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delicate decoration made from gold or silver wire a gold filigree earring filigree work Word Origin late 17th cent. (earlier as filigreen, filigrane): from French filigrane, from Italian filigrana (from Latin filum ‘thread’ + granum ‘seed’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: filigree