millefleur
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(pronounced meel-FLUR)

Saying this word will make you feel so very French! It’s an adjective describing an overall pattern of tiny flowers and plants (or stylized flowers and plants). You might have guessed that if you really looked at the word: mille (or M) = a thousand and fleur = flower. Another version of this word is "millefiori," but it refers to ornamental glass characterized by multicolored flower-like designs and comes from "mille fiori," an Italian phrase meaning — you guessed it — a "thousand flowers."