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