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filiferous | filiform | filigrain | filigrane | filigraned | Filigree | filigreed | filing | filing cabinet | filing card | filing clerk


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Adjective


Filigreen. [Corrupted fr. filigrane.].
     Ornamental work, formerly with grains or breads, but now composed of fine wire and used chiefly in decorating gold and silver to which the wire is soldered, being arranged in designs frequently of a delicate and intricate arabesque pattern.  [1913 Webster]
     Relating to, composed of, or resembling, work in filigree; as, a filigree basket. Hence: Fanciful; unsubstantial; merely decorative.  [1913 Webster]
    "You ask for reality, not fiction and filigree work."  [1913 Webster]


Filigree, n. (also filagree)
1 ornamental work of gold or silver or copper as fine wire formed into delicate tracery; fine metal openwork.
2 anything delicate resembling this.

filigreed adj.
earlier filigreen, filigrane f. F filigrane f. It. filigrana f. L filum thread + granum seed



arabesque, basketry, basketwork, bead, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle, bonus, cancellation, cross-hatching, crossing-out, decoration, diamond, engrave, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, feather, figure, filling, fillip, flag, flounce, flourish, flower, fret, fretwork, frill, garland, gem, grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching, illuminate, interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, jewel, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lagniappe, lattice, latticework, mesh, meshes, meshwork, net, netting, network, ornament, padding, paint, plexure, plexus, plume, premium, raddle, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, ribbon, riddle, screen, screening, sieve, something extra, spangle, stuffing, superaddition, texture, tinsel, tissue, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, trimming, twist, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork, wreathe, wrinkle




N crossing, intersection, interdigitation, decussation, transversion, convolution, level crossing, reticulation, network, inosculation, anastomosis, intertexture, mortise, net, plexus, web, mesh, twill, skein, sleeve, felt, lace, wicker, mat, matting, plait, trellis, wattle, lattice, grating, grille, gridiron, tracery, fretwork, filigree, reticle, tissue, netting, mokes, rivulation, cross, chain, wreath, braid, cat's cradle, knot, entangle, cloth, linen, muslin, cambric, crossing, crossed, matted, v, transverse, cross, cruciform, crucial, retiform, reticular, reticulated, areolar, cancellated, grated, barred, streaked, textile, crossbarred, cruciate, palmiped, secant, web-footed, cross, thwart, athwart, transversely, at grade, crosswise.

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