WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pail•lon  (Fr. pä yôn),USA pronunciation n., pl.  pail•lons  (Fr. pä yôn),USA pronunciation 
  • Fine Arta sheet of thin metallic foil used decoratively in enameling and gilding.
    • French, special use of paille straw (see pallet1) + -on noun, nominal suffix
    • 1885–90

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