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[meel-flur, -floo r; French meel-flœr] /milˈflɜr, -ˈflʊər; French milˈflœr/
having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork.
Origin of millefleur
1905-10; < French mille fleurs literally, thousand flowers; cf. millefiori Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They both got in, and just as it was driving away, millefleur ran up to it.

    Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith
  • Delamere arose early, and calling for millefleur, enquired at what hour Miss Mowbray was to go.

    Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith
  • His fever encreased; after I left him in the evening, he grew delirious; and millefleur, terrified, came to call me to him.

    Emmeline Charlotte Turner Smith
  • He has taken Rottenbottom and millefleur, and is going pretty well into cotton.

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