Variant of purfle
transitive verbpurfled, purfling
- to decorate the border of
- to adorn or edge with metallic thread, beads, lace, etc.
Origin of purfleMiddle English purfilen ; from Middle French pourfiler ; from pour, for (; from Classical Latin pro: see pro) + fil, thread: see file
an ornamental border or trimming, as the inlaid border of a violin