Definition of paillon in English:

paillon

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɪjɒ̃/ /ˈpaljən/

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.