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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)



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