millefleur

[ meel-flur, -floo r; French meel-flœr ]
/ milˈflɜr, -ˈflʊər; French milˈflœr /
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adjective

having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork.

Nearby words

  1. millecent,
  2. milled,
  3. milledgeville,
  4. millefeuille,
  5. millefiori,
  6. millefleurs,
  7. millenarian,
  8. millenarianism,
  9. millenary,
  10. millennial

Origin of millefleur

1905–10; < French mille fleurs literally, thousand flowers; cf. millefiori

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Examples from the Web for millefleur

  • Delamere arose early, and calling for Millefleur, enquired at what hour Miss Mowbray was to go.

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  • 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
  • They both got in, and just as it was driving away, Millefleur ran up to it.

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