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noun [U]     /ˈfɪl.ɪ.ɡriː/
delicate jewellery made from twisted, especially silver, wire: a beautiful filigree brooch filigree ironworkJewellery decorative, open patterns: The sunlight shining through the branches made a filigree pattern on the tiles.Patterns and shapes
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