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millefleurs

noun
  1. a design of stylized floral patterns, used in textiles, tapestries, etc
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Word Origin

French: thousand flowers
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  • And it was quite certain that nobody would ever be unhappy with Millefleurs.

    The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)

    Margaret Oliphant

  • It was a new sphere for the mental vivacity and curiosity of Millefleurs.

  • By this time Millefleurs had got to be exceedingly intimate with the family.

  • "I am glad to know Millefleurs has become so interesting," he said.

  • He saw her placed by the side of Millefleurs at table, as he turned away.