paillon

noun pail·lon \(ˈ)pī¦(y)ōⁿ, (ˈ)pä¦yōⁿ\

Definition of paillon

plural

-s

  1. :  a thin sheet of usually fine metallic foil (as of silver or gold) used especially in enameling and gilding and often overlaid with a translucent material so as to form a decorative feature

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Origin and Etymology of paillon

French, metallic foil, handful of straw, from paille


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