galloon

[guh-loon]
noun
  1. a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc., usually having scalloping along both edges.

Origin of galloon

1595–1605; < Middle French galon, Old French galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, derivative of gale gala
Related formsgal·looned, adjective
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galloon

noun
  1. a narrow band of cord, embroidery, silver or gold braid, etc, used on clothes and furniture
Derived Formsgallooned, adjective

Word Origin for galloon

C17: from French galon, from Old French galonner to trim with braid, of unknown origin
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