Definition of orphrey
1 a : elaborate embroidery b : a piece of such embroidery
2 : an ornamental border or band especially on an ecclesiastical vestment
Origin of orphrey
Middle English orfrey, from Anglo-French orfreis, from Medieval Latin aurifrigium, from Latin aurum gold + Phrygius Phrygian — more at aureus
First Known Use: 13th century
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