billon

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See also: billón

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French billon, from Old French bille (stick of wood).

Noun[edit]

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billon (countable and uncountable, plural billons)

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

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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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bi.jɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

billon m (plural billons)

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: billó
  • English: billon

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