Definition of bullion in English:

bullion

Line breaks: bul|lion
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlj(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1Gold or silver in bulk before coining, or valued by weight: [with modifier]: gold bullion
More example sentences
  • He put a graph where he compared the value in weight of his degree with the corresponding value of gold bullion.
  • Employees at the gold bullion and precious metals firm Johnson Matthey began the first in a series of 24-hour strikes on September 23.
  • We will keep you fully posted on any further dictators / bullion / gold coins unearthed in palaces or small holes in the ground, and any business opportunities which may arise from such discoveries.
2Ornamental braid or fringing made with twists of gold or silver thread: [as modifier]: bullion cords
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  • The air is so thick with pollution that the canvas surface fairly crackles with beads and bullion.
  • We carry a vast collection of tassels, curtain tie-back tassel, beaded fringe, bullion fringe, chainette fringe, tassel fringe, chair tie tassels, jacquard ribbon, lace, beaded appliqués and many more at the best possible prices.
  • This pillow has a gorgeous raised peach tone fabric with quality leopard inlay and bullion fringe.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, in the sense 'a mint', variant of Old French bouillon, based on Latin bullire 'to boil'.

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