paillon

noun
pail·​lon | \ (ˈ)pī¦(y)ōⁿ, (ˈ)pä¦yōⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of paillon

: 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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History and Etymology for paillon

French, metallic foil, handful of straw, from paille

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“Paillon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paillon. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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