billon

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See also: billón

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to French bille ‎(log).

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Noun[edit]

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billon ‎(plural billons)

  1. Any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bille ‎(stick of wood), from Medieval Latin billa, billia, from Gaulish *belyos ‎(tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolyo- ‎(leaf).

Noun[edit]

billon m ‎(plural billons)

  1. billon
  2. ridge (in a ploughed field)

Derived terms[edit]