- 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
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