gal·​loon | \ gə-ˈlün How to pronounce galloon (audio) \

Definition of galloon

: a narrow trimming (as of lace or braid with metallic threads) having both edges scalloped

First Known Use of galloon

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galloon

borrowed from French galon "fabric edging used to decorate or reinforce apparel, curtains, etc.," going back to Middle French, derivative of galonner "to decorate (the hair) with gold or silver threads," going back to Old French galoner, of obscure origin

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The first known use of galloon was in 1604

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“Galloon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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