medallion

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

me·dal·lion

noun \mə-ˈdal-yən\

: 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
:  a large medal
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
also me·dail·lon \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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