Definition of galloon
: a narrow trimming (as of lace or braid with metallic threads) having both edges scalloped
Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1604
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