[ mil-uh-fee-awr-ee, -ohr-ee ]
/ ˌmɪl ə fiˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i /
decorative glass made by fusing multicolored glass canes together, cutting them crosswise, joining them into new groups, embedding the groups in transparent glass, and blowing the resultant mass into a desired shape.
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Origin of millefiori
1840–50; < Italian, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin) + fiori, plural of fiore < Latin flōri- (stem of flōs) flower
Words nearby millefiori
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British Dictionary definitions for millefiore
/ (ˌmɪlɪˈfjɔːrɪ) /
- decorative glassware in which coloured glass rods are fused and cut to create flower patterns: an ancient technique revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century
- (as modifier)a millefiori paperweight
Word Origin for millefiori
C19: from Italian: thousand flowers
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