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 (mēl-flûr′, -flo͝or′)
Having a background with a pattern of flowers and plants.

[From French (de) mille fleurs, (de) mille-fleurs, (of) a thousand flowers : mille, thousand (from Old French milie, thousands, from Latin mīlia, pl. of mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots) + fleurs, pl. of fleur, flower; see enfleurage.]
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(Architecture) art having a millefleurs design
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(milˈflɜr, -ˈflʊər)

having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork.
[1905–10; < French mille fleurs literally, thousand flowers]
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