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or millefiore

[mil-uh-fee-awr-ee, -ohr-ee] /ˌmɪl ə fiˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i/
decorative glass made by fusing multicolored glass canes together, cutting them crosswise, joining them into new groups, embedding the groups in transparent glass, and blowing the resultant mass into a desired shape.
Origin of millefiori
1840-50; < Italian, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin) + fiori, plural of fiore < Latin flōri- (stem of flōs) flower Unabridged
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  1. decorative glassware in which coloured glass rods are fused and cut to create flower patterns: an ancient technique revived in Venice in the sixteenth century and in France and England in the nineteenth century
  2. (as modifier): a millefiori paperweight
Word Origin
C19: from Italian: thousand flowers
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Contemporary definitions for millefiori

a type of mosaic glass made with various-colored and -sized cross-sections of fused glass rods, esp. used in paperweights

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Italian mille fiori 'thousand flowers''s 21st Century Lexicon
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