orphrey definition

  • noun:
    • A band of fancy embroidery enhancing the front of particular ecclesiastical vestments.
    • Elaborate embroidery, especially when made of silver.
    • A band of rich embroidery, completely or perhaps in element of gold, attached to vestments, particularly those of ecclesiastics.
    • A kind of embroidery in gold. See orphrey-work.
    • An ornamental band or border on particular ecclesiastical vestments, specially chasubles and copes, frequently carried out in orphrey-work. The attire of the amice, if carried out in orphrey-work, may also be called the orphrey for the amice. See amice, 2, chasuble, and cope, 2.
    • a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment

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