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millefiori

or mil·le·fi·o·re

[ mil-uh-fee-awr-ee, -ohr-ee ]

noun

  1. 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.


millefiori

/ ˌmɪlɪˈfjɔːrɪ /

noun

    1. 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
    2. ( as modifier )

      a millefiori paperweight



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Word History and Origins

Origin of millefiori1

1840–50; < Italian, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin ) + fiori, plural of fiore < Latin flōri- (stem of flōs ) flower
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Word History and Origins

Origin of millefiori1

C19: from Italian: thousand flowers
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Example Sentences

Millefiori or chevron bead of yellow and black glass, almost certainly Venetian.

The central pendant, also circular, is ornamented with a section from a rod of Roman millefiori glass set in gold.

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