noun \ˈbl-yən, -ˌyän\

: bars of gold or silver

Full Definition of BULLION

a :  gold or silver considered as so much metal; specifically :  uncoined gold or silver in bars or ingots
b :  metal in the mass <lead bullion>
:  lace, braid, or fringe of gold or silver threads

Origin of BULLION

Middle English, from Anglo-French billion, bullion melting house, bullion, probably blend of Middle French bille ingot, piece of money (from Old French, log) and Anglo-French *bulliun, buillun cauldron, from Old French boillon froth on boiling liquid, broth — more at billet, bouillon
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, ductile, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile


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