Definition of paillon in English:

paillon

noun

  • A decorative metallic scale or spangle; specifically a small piece of bright metal foil, used in enamelwork.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Manchester Weekly Times. From French paillon from paille straw, chaff + -on.

Pronunciation

paillon

/ˈpaljən//ˈpʌɪjɒ̃/