- a sheet of thin metallic foil used decoratively in enameling and gilding.
Origin of paillon
1885–90; < French, special use of paille straw (see pallet1) + -on noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for paillon
The rocks in the channel of the Paillon appeared to be a bed of pebbles.
The Paillon, as it is called, disappears at the Square Massna, and finds its way to sea through an underground channel.Riviera Towns</p>
Herbert Adams Gibbons
"That is the river Paillon," said the driver, pointing to a diminutive stream in the midst of a wide stony bed.
If you had told me that the Pantheon had landed one fine night on the banks of the Paillon, I should not be more astonished.Serge Panine, Complete