noun, plural em·broi·der·ies.
- the art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle.
- embroidered work or ornamentation.
- elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story.
noun plural -deries
- decorative needlework done usually on loosely woven cloth or canvas, often being a picture or pattern
- elaboration or exaggeration, esp in writing or reporting; embellishment