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From a crossing of gresillon and Middle French or Old French grillet (with numerous variations in French dialects; see grelet, see also grelot), probably a derivative of an early root grill- (compare Occitan grilh, Catalan grill), from Vulgar Latin *grīll(i)us, from Latin gryllus, probably from Ancient Greek γρύλλος (grúllos).


  • IPA(key): /ɡʁi.jɔ̃/
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  • Rhymes: -jɔ̃


grillon m (plural grillons)

  1. cricket (insect)
  2. (cooking) culinary specialty of the West of France, made with pieces of pork fried in fat and served cold (also sometimes denotes rillettes with fatty pieces)

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