from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a background with a pattern of flowers and plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A background of many small flowers and plants, popular in tapestry of the Middle Ages in Europe.
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) + fleurs, pl. of fleur, flower; see enfleurage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, meaning "thousand flowers". (Wiktionary)