Etymology
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medallion (n.)

"a large medal," also applied to anything shaped like one, 1650s, from French médaillon (17c.), from Italian medaglione "large medal," augmentative of medaglia (see medal (n.)).

updated on December 13, 2018

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Definitions of medallion from WordNet

medallion (n.)
any of various large ancient Greek coins;
medallion (n.)
a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat);
medallions of veal
medallion (n.)
an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered;
medallion (n.)
an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event;
Synonyms: decoration / laurel wreath / medal / palm / ribbon
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