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medallion

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noun me·dal·lion \mə-ˈdal-yən\

Simple Definition of medallion

  • : a large medal

  • : a decoration that is shaped like a large medal

  • : a small, round piece of food (such as meat)

Full Definition of medallion

  1. 1 :  a large medal

  2. 2 :  something resembling a large medal; especially :  a tablet or panel in a wall or window bearing a figure in relief, a portrait, or an ornament

  3. 3 also me·dail·lon play \mā-dä-ˈyōⁿ\ :  a small round or oval serving (as of meat)

Examples of medallion

  1. <the hockey team received a gold medallion at the Olympics>



Origin of medallion

French médaillon, from Italian medaglione, augmentative of medaglia


First Known Use: 1658

Rhymes with medallion



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