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or·phrey(ôr′frē) also or·fray (-frā′)
n. pl. or·phreys also or·frays
1. A band of elaborate embroidery decorating the front of certain ecclesiastical vestments.
2. Elaborate embroidery, especially when made of gold.
[Middle English orfrey, alteration of orfreis, from Old French, from Medieval Latin aurifrigium : Latin aurum, gold + Latin Phrygius, Phrygian.]
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