millefleur
or millefleurs adjective Etymology: French mille-fleurs, from mille fleurs a thousand flowers Date: 1908 having an allover pattern of small flowers and plants <
millefleur tapestry
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  • millefleur — /meel flerr , floor /; Fr. /meel fluerdd /, adj. having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork. [1905 10; < F mille fleurs lit., thousand flowers; cf. MILLEFIORI] * * * …   Universalium

  • millefleur — noun A background of many small flowers and plants, popular in tapestry of the Middle Ages in Europe …   Wiktionary

  • millefleur — mille·fleur …   English syllables

  • millefleur — mille•fleur [[t]milˈflɜr, ˈflʊər[/t]] adj. having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork • Etymology: 1905–10; < F mille fleurs lit., thousand flowers …   From formal English to slang

  • millefleur — …   Useful english dictionary

  • millefleur tapestry — (French: “thousand flowers”),also called  Menues Verdures,         kind of tapestry characterized by its background motif of many small flowers. Most often they show secular scenes or allegories. Millefleur tapestries are thought to have been… …   Universalium

  • verdure tapestry — ▪ decorative arts also called  Garden Tapestry,         type of tapestry decorated with a design based on plant forms. It is not known exactly when the first verdure tapestries were made, but, by the 16th century, tapestries with formal designs… …   Universalium

  • millefleurs — adjective see millefleur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mille-fleur — Tapestry The Triumph of Death, or the Three Fates with a typical mille fleurs background, Flemish, c. 1510 20. Mille fleurs (French), also in English millefleur or mille fleur literally means thousand flowers and refers to a background made of… …   Wikipedia

  • The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith — infobox Book | name = The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith title orig = translator = image caption = author = Peter Carey illustrator = cover artist = country = Australia language = English series = genre = literary publisher = Faber Faber release… …   Wikipedia

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