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.
- Delicate and intricate ornamental work made from gold, silver, or other fine twisted wire.
- An intricate, delicate, or fanciful ornamentation.
- A design resembling such ornamentation: filigrees of frosting on a cake.
- To decorate with or as if with filigree.