Filigrain
Filigrain Fil"i*grain, Filigrane Fil"i*grane, n. [Sp. filigrana (cf. It. filigrana, E. filigrane), fr. L. filuma thread + granum grain. See {File} a row, and {Grain}, and cf. {Filigree}.] Filigree. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

With her head . . . touches the crown of filigrane. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • filigrain — /fil i grayn /, n. filigree. Also, filigrane. [1660 70; < F filigrane watermark, filigree < It filigrana < L fili , comb. form of filum thread + grana, pl. of GRANUM GRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • filigrain — fil·i·grain …   English syllables

  • filigrain — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Filigrane — Filigrain Fil i*grain, Filigrane Fil i*grane, n. [Sp. filigrana (cf. It. filigrana, E. filigrane), fr. L. filuma thread + granum grain. See {File} a row, and {Grain}, and cf. {Filigree}.] Filigree. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] With her head . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • filigree — /fil i gree /, n., adj., v., filigreed, filigreeing. 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. 3 …   Universalium

  • filigree — or filágree [fil′i grē΄] n. [altered from earlier filigrain < Fr filigrane < It filigrana < L filum, a thread (see FILE1) + granum, GRAIN] 1. delicate, lacelike ornamental work of intertwined wire of gold, silver, etc. 2. any delicate… …   English World dictionary

  • filigrained — adjective see filigrain …   Useful english dictionary

  • filigrane — noun see filigrain …   Useful english dictionary

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