finery


noun

  1. fine or showy dress, ornaments, etc.

noun, plural fin·er·ies. Metalworking.

  1. a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron; refinery.

noun

  1. elaborate or showy decoration, esp clothing and jewellery

noun plural -eries

  1. a hearth for converting cast iron into wrought iron
n.

1670s, “showy dress,” from fine (adj.) + -ery. Literally, “something that is fine.”

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