orphrey

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noun or·phrey \ ˈȯr-frē \

Definition of orphrey

plural orphreys
1 a :elaborate embroidery
b :a piece of such embroidery
2 :an ornamental border or band especially on an ecclesiastical vestment

Origin and Etymology of orphrey

Middle English orfrey, from Anglo-French orfreis, from Medieval Latin aurifrigium, from Latin aurum gold + Phrygius Phrygian — more at aureus


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