millefleur
[ meel-flur ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; Frenchliterally ‘a thousand flowers’
Synonyms
  • floral
  • decorated
  • flower-patterned
  • flowery
  • botanic
Antonyms
  • plain
  • undecorated
Definition
having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork
Example
A) I inherited my grandmother's millefleur china collection. B) For young people in the 1960's, it became a trend to hang a millefleur tapestry somewhere in the home.
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