millefleur

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

adjective

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

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Origin of millefleur

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

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

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  • He has taken Rottenbottom and Millefleur, and is going pretty well into cotton.