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A narrow band or braid used as trimming and commonly made of lace, metallic thread, or embroidery.
[French galon, from Old French galonner, to decorate the hair with ribbons.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a narrow band of cord, embroidery, silver or gold braid, etc, used on clothes and furniture
[C17: from French galon, from Old French galonner to trim with braid, of unknown origin]
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a braid or trimming of worsted, silk or rayon tinsel, gold or silver, etc.
[1595–1605; < Middle French galon, Old French galonner to adorn one's head with ribbons, derivative of gale gala]
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