plural -s
: 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

Word History


French, metallic foil, handful of straw, from paille

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“Paillon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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